Joanna is passionate about music and the development of children. She creates a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
Joanna studied voice, theater and literature at Indiana University and received a Vermont teaching license and Master's degree in Integrating the Arts into Education from St. Michael's College. 2019-20 marks Joanna's 8th year as a center director/teacher of Music Together®. Joanna teaches preschool music classes at The Schoolhouse, Gan Yeladim, and the Heartworks Burlington, Essex, Williston & Shelburne schools, as well as family classes in Richmond and Burlington.
Joanna has also been a singer/facilitator with the Noyana Singers for 12 years, bringing music to community members on hopsice and their families.
Joanna is the mom of 2 teenagers (ages 15 & 17) who introduce her to a wide variety of new music daily!