About Brooks Hanes: Author, Publisher, Homeschool Dad & Husband

If you would like to contact Brooks Hanes, please email him at brooks.hanes@icanplayviolin.com

Brooks’ organizations and products have been featured on Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story.

Brooks’ touring with Audrey Malone & the Rhythm Kings put him on main stages at festivals featuring 98 Degrees, B*Witched, and Earth Wind & Fire.

He spent time developing songs with Billboard 2008 #1 Christian Songwriter Sam Mizell (Matthew West, Natalie Grant, Madisa, Francesca Battistelli, Phillips Craig and Dean) in Nashville.

He took drum instruction from Brett Clark (of Amy Grant, Cheyenne, and others) in college.


Age 5: As a school child in Waterloo, Iowa, Brooks began to learn violin. Suzuki school of instruction

Age 14: Began receiving instruction from the renowned Antony Bacich, composer and method creator.

Age 15: Began playing professionally with local symphony orchestras and other public and private paid events.

Age 16: Began receiving instruction from Barbara Bacich-Martin, continuing the same Bacich-style methods. Began teaching students at this age.

Age 18: Received full tuition scholarship to the University of Northern Iowa. Turned it down to follow future wife to a one-year Bible school. Played in more orchestras to provide income.

Age 19-21: Returned and received another full tuition scholarship to UNI. Continued to take on more students on weekends. Continued with instruction in composition and violin performance at the University of Northern Iowa.

Adult years: Completed education at the Anderson University, a private institution in South Carolina. Continues to compose, write songs, record as a studio engineer for several original works and dozens of recordings and arrangements for church music groups.

 Moved to South Carolina and Tennessee, playing violin and fiddle in touring groups, continuing composition and writing songs. He and his wife Jennifer have six children and have now helped plant or pastor five churches, where Brooks continues to mentor the music groups and field new musical endeavors. Brooks teaches all his children violin over the age of two years.

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