About Me

My name is Hannah Mayo. I want to change the world one piano student at a time and help other piano teachers do the same.

I am Hannah Mayo and this is Mayo Piano – a place to realize a lifetime of music potential.

I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy and a Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where I was awarded the Phi Beta Kappa Masters Award. I continue to teach class piano and some private lessons as an adjunct professor at UL Lafayette.

I began teaching piano, as a pedagogy intern, at ULL in 2006. In 2012, I became the in-house early childhood music and piano teacher at the REACH Preschool Institute. I continued growing an independent teaching studio and in 2014, established Hannah Mayo Music, now named Mayo Piano.

I am proudly certified by both the Music Teachers National Association and the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and I’m currently serving as VP Publicity for LMTA.

Following the principles of Dr. Edwin Gordon’s research-based Music Learning Theory, I aim to promote genuine musical understanding and participation for every student as they follow an ideal music learning timeline that optimizes learning at every age and stage of development.

I also educate other teachers on MLT principles as a team member of Music Learning Academy where I am involved in many projects, my favorite of which is the Keys to Music Learning Podcast with my co-host and friend, Krista Jadro.

What I Do

Early childhood music and informal guidance for younger students, following the Keyboard Games A and B curriculum.

Continuing education content and mentoring for audiation-based piano teachers.

Formal instruction for older students, following the Music Moves for Piano curriculum

Education and preparation for parents.


Independent Piano Teacher (2006 – Present)
Hannah Mayo’s Music Studio LLC established October 2014.

REACH Preschool Institute Piano and Early Childhood Music (2010 – Present)
Large group music classes and partner/small group piano lessons for ages 3-7.

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2012 – 2023)
Class piano instructor for MUS 323 and MUS 102/103. Private lesson instructor for select Music Business Majors and Music Minors.

Music Learning Academy (2020 – Present)
Teaching courses, presenting webinars, podcasting, content creation, and teacher support.


University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelors of Music; Piano Pedagogy | GPA: 3.69 cum laude | Degree recital held on May 3, 2007

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Masters of Music; Piano Performance | GPA: 4.0 Outstanding Graduate Recipient | Degree recital held on May 10, 2009

Gordon Institute for Music Learning
Professional Development Level Course: Piano I | Completed August 2018

Gordon Institute for Music Learning
Professional Development Level Course: Piano II | Completed August 2022

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