Bio

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Hannah Stokes is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, cover artist, studio performer, and private lesson instructor in Orlando, FL. She brings with her a soulful voice that radiates throughout a room and original music that explores powerful personal stories, reaching an audience eager to listen to and connect with her performances.

Hannah exudes a sincere passion through her music that is a can’t-miss experience. Through emotional and meaningful performances, she can captivate anyone’s attention and bring together those around her to not only share what is spilling from her heart, but also to provide a sense of connection among anyone listening in.

The youthful sound of her freshman EP, Something Along the Lines Of, explores five original songs that tell their own individual and personal stories while showcasing Hannah’s warm voice and acoustic sound.

Hannah recently won 2nd place for Best Singer-Songwriter in Orlando Weekly‘s 2020 “Best of Orlando” poll.

As a performer and cover artist, she has made her way across the Orlando area, playing local venues like Will’s Pub, The Social, and Soundbar as well as theme parks and festivals such as Orlando Wine Fest and Central Florida Earth Day Fest. She regularly performs with energetic 80’s style Yacht Rock group Estate Sale Boat, Video Game Music band GG Cat, as well as various other soul/pop cover bands.

A blossoming jazz vocalist, Hannah has shared the stage with the Orlando Jazz Orchestra, the Valencia College Big Band under the direction of Frank Wozar, and Jukebox Saturday Night,  a music review of the great Big Bands during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s under the direction of Jeff Bush and Greg Parnell. She has also been awarded scholarships from the Central Florida Jazz Society‘s Scholarship Competition two years in a row, winning 2nd place in 2020 and 4th place in 2019.

Hannah continues to develop her personal sound and cultivate Orlando’s vibrant music scene by bringing together other local talents for exciting performances and inspiring collaborations. Her voice can be heard on indie-pop artist Nicholas Robert’s rendition of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as well as his original song “Hard Times (Gold)” which aired on an episode of Teen Mom 2 in March, 2019.

She plans to continue her studio work with a second EP set to release in late 2020 titled Hollow Bones. In the mean time, her Youtube Channel provides a collection of covers, performances, and original songs that are not offered anywhere else.

In addition to being an avid performer and writer, Hannah is also a passionate student and instructor. She began her formal music education at Valencia College in Orlando, FL studying Jazz Vocal Performance under local vocalist Michelle Mailhot as well as studying piano and guitar. During this time, she gained experience in musical theater, contemporary religious music, commercial music, and recording arts.

After her time at Valencia College, she went on to study at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL where she focused on both Classical and Contemporary Music under the tutelage of soprano Anna Eschbach.

The impact that these educators and institutions had on Hannah inspired her to become a teacher herself. Since 2018, Hannah has been applying her experience and education to instruct private lessons for a variety of instruments and a wide range of ages. From pre-school aged children to adults, Hannah teaches piano, guitar, voice and ukulele as well as music theory and composition skills. With her student-oriented teaching philosophy, she can help you meet your performance, theory, composition and technique goals all while keeping you engaged.

For booking inquiries, private lesson inquiries, or any other questions or comments you may have, please visit the Contact page and follow Hannah on all your favorite social media platforms!