Hannah Liuzzo, Verne Q. Powell Flutes
Guitarist and vocalist, by night
Hannah Liuzzo – a product specialist at Verne Q. Powell Flutes in Maynard – helps make the instruments used by some of the world’s most famous musicians.
“You don’t have to just set your sights on being famous or a performer,” she says. “You can be involved in the industry in a lot of different ways and make a living.”
Liuzzo is involved in the industry in multiple ways herself. By night, she performs at venues like Royale and Great Scott as a guitarist and vocalist in the Boston band Lilith.
“My favorite part is definitely
being involved with the workshop – going upstairs and getting
to learn about the handwork and really be a part of it happening.”
— Hannah Liuzzo
But her first love was the flute. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire and was working a music teacher when she came across a job posting on Powell’s website while shopping for a new instrument. She started as a sales representative and now manages the Powell Sonaré brand, overseeing everything from marketing and product development to production, quality control and the supply chain.
“My favorite part is definitely being involved with the workshop – going upstairs and getting to learn about the handwork and really be a part of it happening,” Liuzzo says.
Hannah Liuzzo, 28
Powell Sonaré product specialist
Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Maynard
Products: Flutes and piccolos
Education: Bachelor of arts in flute performance
Favorite artist: “Oh man, I would have to say Sufjan Stevens.”
Average salary for her position*: $73,080
*Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data