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Testimonials

"Very quick to identify problem areas and recommend exercises that address them efficiently. Kind and patient. I made more progress from her teaching in a couple months than I had with my previous teacher in a year."

"Joanna is a fabulous violin performer, as well as a patient and skilled instructor. I would recommend her teaching to anyone."

-Jon

-Jimmy

"Joanna is a fabulous musician herself and very intuitive and patient in helping students improve their playing and reach their potential."

-Leah

"Joanna is an incredibly talented player and teacher who uses a clear, informative, and deeply experienced approach to the art of Irish fiddle playing. Thank you so much for your wonderful guidance, expertise, and professionalism!"

-Mairead

"Explains concepts behind technique; is patient and challenges my self doubt; loves all things Irish! Love her lessons!"

-E.

Joanna has been teaching Suzuki violin and Irish fiddle online and in person for four years. She has certifications to teach Suzuki Violin

Units 1 - 4 from the Suzuki Association of the Americas, as well as the course "Every Child Can!". Joanna has led workshops at The Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, The Maryland Irish Festival, The Philadelphia Ceili Group Festival, and Spring Thing which is associated with The Philadelphia Folksongs Society. She teaches privately at her own studio, as well as at The Baltimore Music Company and The Baltimore Irish Music School.

In the fall, Joanna will be teaching several group classes at The Four Hour Day Lutherie through her private studio and at St. Luke's Church through the Baltimore Irish Music School. These classes will likely include a fiddle class for beginner fiddlers (ages 7-9), an improvisation class for intermediate fiddlers (ages 7-15), an intro to music class (ages 0-2), another intro to music class (ages 3-5), a Pre-Twinkle to mid-Suzuki Book 1 class (ages 4-8), and a "Tea and Jam" session class with snacks for adults. If you are interested in any of these classes, feel free to reach out to Joanna directly. The classes will become available for sign-up on this website during the summer. 

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