The instructors

Hannan has completed more than 60 commissions, both acoustic and electronic for widely diverse musical situations, including pieces for Vancouver Symphony;Icebreaker London; Stratford Festival and operas for National Arts Centre; Modern Baroque OperaVancouver New Music.

His most recent recording Rethink Forever, won “Best Classical Recording” at the 2011 Western Canada Music Awards . Also has many other CD releases with positive Canadian and international press and web reviews, and numerous radio recordings – CBC Radio; BBC Radio; WDR Koln; Radio Bremen; Radio France; NOS Radio, Holland.

Studies: UBC; Guildhall School LondonAmsterdam Conservatory.

Georges Couling bio

Georges Couling is a songwriter, composer, producer, keyboard player, and educator, based in Vancouver, B.C.

He is a graduate of Vancouver Community College’s Bachelor of Applied Music Program, and has been on faculty at VCC since 2011 teaching: recording, production, and online media.

In November 2010, Georges founded Knuckleduster Music Inc., a record label and production company.

His work in TV and film includes the feature film Dawn Rider (Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland), and securing song placements on TV networks such as Showcase, and the CBC.

As a keyboardist, he has performed with folk rockers Portage and Main, the afro-beat group Miami Device, Juno winning reggae artist Elaine “Lil’ Bit” Shepherd, roots rockers The Matinée, indie pop band BESTiE, rockers Lions in the Street, singer/songwriter Nat Jay, and vocalist Jasmin Parkin (Mother Mother) to name a few.