Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jessica Hanna


It is an honor and joy to teach the Orchestra program along with 7th grade Guitar and 6th grade General Music class this year at SouthWest.  I have studied music education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arizona Global Campus, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University.

My parents had me in music lessons since I was 6 years old, and I have played piano, violin, and trumpet, but my main instrument is percussion! Having well over 30 years of performance under my belt, I have played in orchestral ensembles, jazz bands, concert bands, praise teams, marching bands and the General Butler Vagabonds and Bluecoats drumcorps.   I am also a United States Marine Corps Veteran, having served as a Marine Musician where I had the opportunity to travel all over the United States to perform.  

We lived in Hubert, NC for 8 years before being stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and moved back to Jacksonville in 2019.  My husband and I have five children, five chickens, two cats, and one St. Bernard.  In our free time, you can find us at a high school football game, traveling to a national park to go biking, or at church.  In my spare time, when I have it, I like to garden, draw, and make jewelry.   

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