Joanne’s love of music began at an early age when she began learning the violin at the age of 4. She has completed her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music in violin performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and has undertaken courses overseas at the Mozarteum, Salzburg and Nice Academie, France. Joanne has participated in a number of Symphony Australia conducting courses. As an emerging musician, Joanne has been a member of Sydney Sinfonia and has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs. Joanne now regularly performs with a number of orchestras and ensembles such as Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and enjoys working as a freelance musician. Her passion for music and love of working with children has lead to her working in a number of Sydney schools as a violin teacher and conductor of ensembles. Joanne’s first experience with SYO was as a violin tutor for the string orchestral program many years ago. Now as a resident conductor, she is an extremely valuable member of a dynamic team, providing Sydney with unmatched string orchestral education.