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CHORAL

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JOYFUL HARMONY CHOIR DIRECTOR

Olivia Estrada 

        Olivia, a homeschool graduate, has been in the Nashville Notes community for 20 years and has directed choirs for 12 years. She's had extensive music training from a very early age and has directed Beginner Band and then Concert Band since 2013, and Glory Choir since 2015.  She has a passion for children, music, and teaching which is clearly and undeniably evident as she directs with amazing energy, grace, and enthusiasm while imparting musical gems to her students!  She has served as section leader for several years and directed a homeschool choir for 2 years before Nashville Notes offered  choirs.  She also enjoyed coaching at Ambassador Speech & Debate in Franklin for 3 years.  

 

        When she’s not immersed in Nashville Notes activities, she can be found performing with local pit orchestras, singing in her church choir, and managing a restaurant in Franklin.  In her free time she enjoys perusing the web for the latest singing groups, studying teaching methods, playing piano and other instruments, and always singing whenever possible!

 

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Choir Director:

  • JOYFUL HARMONY

  • GRACE NOTES

  • PRAISE STATION

Private Voice & Piano Instruction

Hannah McDonald 

Hannah McDonald is a recent arrival to Franklin, previously residing in St. Louis. Her 15 year career as musician, music teacher, songwriter, and worship pastor gives her perspectives and skills from across all fields of music instruction and production.

Hannah performed with the Webster University Choir, Jazzingers, and was the vocalist for the Webster University Big Band, as well as her own Jazz band that toured across the country. Hannah graduated from Webster University 2008 with a BA in music and received a Masters in counseling from Missouri Baptist University in 2014.

Hannah loves working with children and believes strongly in the value of investing in kids with music. Her teaching philosophy is that learning should be fun and done with excellence.

Throughout her career, Hannah has directed and pastored several worship departments in St. Louis, directing their choirs and leading all aspects of their congregational worship.

In 2008 Hannah started a music teaching studio for voice, piano and guitar and has spent countless hours coaching singers and music students in seven states and two countries. She has taught her students in all styles of music performance, including singing, worship leading, auditioning for and performing at major competitions/ TV shows, as well as songwriting and composition.

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BRIDGE CHOIR DIRECTOR

Jennifer Lantz  

Jennifer Lantz was born and raised in Music City, and both music and Nashville have been part of her life all along. As a child, she was a member of the Nashville Children's Choir along with church choirs and studio jobs. With a degree in Music Education from Lee University, she returned to Nashville and her Alma Mater, Christ Presbyterian Academy, to direct middle school fine arts including choirs, musicals, and general music classes. After leaving CPA to be a stay-at-home-mom, she then became the Director of Children's Choirs at Covenant Presbyterian Church for years before leaving to focus full-time on homeschooling and running the family business.

 

She and her husband, Linden. met in college, the soprano and the saxophonist, and went on to teaching careers for almost a decade before opening Bandwagon Music & Repair in 2016. Their full-service, family-run music store works with everyone from beginners to professionals all across Middle Tennessee. The store has won multiple national awards and keeps everyone in the family busy!

 

Jennifer is excited to be joining Nashville Notes as her two oldest children, Joseph and Lois, are involved in band and choir, and her youngest, Lincoln, is happy to play on the playground when everyone else is busy making music. When she’s not directing choir, teaching kids, or at the store, you can find her reading, hiking, or baking gluten free treats.

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