Hanna Eyre is a 16-year-old singer/songwriter from Laguna Niguel in South Orange County, CA. She became a Top 20 Finalist as a contestant on Season 12 of NBC's The Voice, coached by Adam Levine. Her artistic influences include Alicia Keys, Joss Stone, Sara Bareilles, and Kelly Clarkson. Hanna has an R&B/Pop style and typically performs accompanying herself on piano. She is also currently lead singer of the Orange County-based Pop/Rock band, The Ashleys. Not only is she a performer, but a prolific songwriter and musician.
Hanna’s passion for music began at an extremely young age; she began learning piano at the age of five from her mom. When she turned 8, she began to study classical piano under Robert Estrin. While her piano studies strictly involved classical music, Hanna soon discovered that a more contemporary style, where she could accompany herself while singing, was her true passion. This is when Mr. Estrin introduced her to April Malina Niedle of the Vocal Abundance Studio.
At the age of 12, Hanna began her own business teaching piano. Through the years she has been teaching up to 12 students, ages ranging from 4 to 40. While her initial piano studies strictly involved classical music, Hanna soon discovered that a more contemporary style where she could both play and sing was her true passion. At age 13, she continued learning piano at the Los Rios Rock School located in San Juan Capistrano, CA. She was there for two years, being able to continue her piano studies under one of their instructors, jazz specialist Spencer Wiles, and was introduced to a community of like-minded young artists in a collaborative band environment. With the Los Rios Rock School, Hanna performed in venues such as San Juan Capistrano’s Coach House and Anaheim’s House of Blues.
Her ability as a pianist was instrumental to her beginnings in songwriting. Hanna was challenged by her vocal teacher April Malina to write her first song when she was 11 years old. Within that same year, Hanna ended up writing over 20 songs, one of which eventually won her 1st place in the Music category and 1st place overall at the 2013 TEDx Bommer Canyon competition, Mind the Gap. Hanna hopes to become a performer and writer that can influence people for the better, bringing individuals together through music. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, more commonly known as Mormons, she places great value in family, integrity, and faith - themes which are often reflected in her songwriting.
Hanna currently attends the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) as a junior in the Commercial Music Conservatory, specializing in Vocals. Hanna largely credits this audition-based arts school as a catalyst for her development as an artist and individual. Her studies at OCSA not only include academic classes, but music-based courses as a part of everyday curriculum. This allows her to pursue her love of the arts in addition to rigorous academics. One of Hanna’s passions is her involvement in the school’s premier performing group, MONTAGE!, which acts as the school’s ambassadors through performance within local communities, businesses, and other venues within and beyond Orange County. In the future, Hanna hopes to attend Brigham Young University (BYU) for her undergraduate degree and Juilliard for her graduate degree and to continue her pursuit of music.