Music Educator, Pianist, Vocalist.
I play piano for church services, funerals, weddings, special events, musical theater
I'm also a music educator who has taught music in public and private schools for over 6 years.
Mr. Hanson’s Professional Memberships include MMEA, NAfME, ACDA and Chorus America.
Price Range: Varies on job
What to Expect
Quality and professionalism. Always early and will never disappoint.
Ben Hanson graduated with honors from The College of St. Scholastica with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Vocal Music Education. As a licensed K-12 teacher in Minnesota, he works with students from elementary to high school. His teaching philosophy is to foster all students to have a lifelong understanding and appreciation of music while creating superior performance and musical excellence.
Under his direction, his choirs have received Superior ratings from MSHSL contests over the past few years. Most recently, he was the Vocal and Classroom Music teacher at Moose Lake Community Schools where he conducted Concert Choir, Bella Voce and Vocal Jazz choirs. He also taught General Music to grades 2-6. Prior to coming to Moose Lake, he has taught in the Duluth Public Schools as a Vocal and Classroom Music teacher. During his tenure, he has created and developed a music program at the Area Learning Center, creating a curriculum for the entire district as well as served on various committees and served as student council adviser.
He also has taught in his own music studio both piano and voice lessons to students of all ages. Students have received Superior ratings in local DMTA festivals. He is also very involved in musical theater as both director and actor. His previous shows include Singin’ in the Rain, A Chorus Line, Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, and he played Edgar Beane in Titanic the Musical in the Fitger's Spirit of the North Theater. Mr. Hanson is also involved as a church musician, playing piano, keyboard and singing at various churches in Duluth. He has been a choral clinician for elementary music festivals and judged the Proctor Sings! event the past 2 years.
Currently, he is working toward his certification as a Google Certified Teacher. Mr. Hanson’s Professional Memberships include MMEA, NAfME, ACDA and Chorus America.
Additional Booking Notes
I do not have a keyboard that I can bring to any event. Keyboards or pianos must be provided.
Recent review: Fred Yacono was a joy to work with from our initial contact to post-party review! He is the consummate…
Recent review: Wes played for both my ceremony and cocktail hour. He was professional throughout, helping us…
Recent review: She played beautifully, was well prepared and played just the right music at the right volume…
Recent review: Rock It Man Entertainment put on the most incredible reception for my wedding on August 19th.…