A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University for Music Comprehensive, Hannah Autumn Flake is a well rounded musician. A recipient of the Presidents Gold Scholarship, she has performed with the WLU orchestra, enrolled in chamber program, string pedagogy, and music therapy courses - she is prepared to be a great violin instructor and performer.
Upon moving back to the Niagara area she has taught in the elementary and high school private school system and provided after school programs for Choir and String Ensemble. She currently teaches private lessons in Ridgeway, ON Monday-Friday afternoon and evenings. Her studio, Encore Violin Academy opened in 2018 and focuses on beginner violin, Suzuki methods and passing on a love for music and the violin. Hannah has a passion for wedding music and is a preferred vendor for wedding venues at Queen's Landing in Niagara on the Lake, Club Roma in St. Catherines and the Buffalo Canoe Club in Crystal Beach. She can be found performing the the Brock String Ensemble as a first violinist, having performed with the Grace Notes String Quartet or her newly created piano, violin and cello trio.
Prior to her university studies, Hannah has been a member of the Junior Niagara Youth Orchestra and concertmaster of Niagara Youth Orchestra. She was the recipient of the Dr. Charles and Winifred Sankey Scholarship and travelled to Newfoundland for their orchestral exchange program.
Nationally she has been professionally recorded and interviewed on Classical 94.5 for their Young Performers program in Buffalo, NY. Additional recordings and interviews have taken place in Stevensville, Ridgeway, and Fort Erie Ontario.
Hannah has locally provided entertainment for the Ridgeway Farmers Market since 2010 and other community involvements include: performing special music at the Fort Erie Friendship Festival, Party on the Patio fundraiser for the new Greater Fort Erie High School, Ridgeway Festival, Ridgeway's Spirit of Christmas, Ridgeway's Red Ribbon Art Show, Ridgeway's Water for Life fundraiser, Busker Festival St. Catherines, Stevensville Tree Lighting services, and Stevensville Community dinners. She has additionally performed the national anthem for a variety of local locations and events such as the Mayor's Inaugural Ceremony in 2014, the Welland County Motorcycle Club, the Communities in Bloom ceremony, and several weddings in the Niagara Peninsula.
Her commitment to church music can be evidently seen within the Niagara region. She has been part of a worship team since 2008 and has performed as a special guest within the region for many local churches and church functions.