School and Center Classes

Schools, Centers, Public and Private Organizations

Joanna has worked for over thirty years with children and adults in schools, in private care facilities and in public events. A naturally compassionate personality, a life-time of personal growth, and extensive training in special needs are integrated into Joanna’s inclusive, egalitarian learning environment where she magically draws out even the most guarded. Freedom of expression is Joanna’s gift.

“Joanna’s love of music and her engaging versatility make her a welcome guest in our classroom. She is fun, talented, and subtly teaches our students that music is available for everyone to make and enjoy, not just something done by others.” 

Keith Keller, Lifeskills teacher at Mark Isfeld Secondary School

Kids (age 8-13)

  • Glass Wood Metal Symphony- a 12 hour course for school groups
  • KIDSPIN: Kids Improvisational Dance Sing and Play in Nature

Youth (age 13-25)

An inviting, easy to participate, exploration of language and its lack of boundaries

James Nahirnick, SWITCH! participant at GP Vanier Secondary

  • Switch! Fast and Fun Improv Games
  • Poetry Alive- Creating vocal backing tracks to original songs and poems
  • Blues and Beats- a course in blues harmony, beatbox and trumpet sound

Continuing Education/Special Needs

  • Experimental Music That You Can See- a course in developing musical notation for voice and instruments
  • Conscious Creation in Art and Sound- creating works of art to improvised music
  • Fun with Noise- exploring sounds and movement

Summer Camps- available on request


  • Kidspin- summer camps in Expressive Arts for Creative Kids


  • Summer camps in Expressive Arts for Creative and at Risk Youth

Special Needs

  • Explorations in vocal freedom for children with Special Needs

Seniors’ Centres

  • Sing Along Seniors!- Joanna leads your group alone or with an accompanist • Step Up and Boogie- this one hour movement class is a dance/sing class in which participants follow Joanna’s dance workout to the music of popular tunes
  • Songs of Love for Bedside Visits- Compassionate care is offered through vocal toning, flute and singing bowls and through Sacred, classical and folk songs

Seniors Workshops. See list of workshops: all levels are available to active, interested women and men.