Information About Joana - Waltham Forest teacher
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Joana is passionate about bringing together her love of music with a dedication to helping all people, from seasoned professionals to aspiring amateurs, who want to enrich their lives through being musical. In particular, Joana is energised by the opportunities there are for music to nurture the growth of young people into thriving adults.
Joana began her musical journey at the age of 9, taking up the piano at the Conservatório de Música D. Dinis in Lisbon, Portugal. At 14, she was admitted to the Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Portugal’s premier music conservatoire, where she began to explore her fondness of singing.
Joana came to London in 2009 to study at the Vocal Department of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, under the tutelage of Susan Waters. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours in 2013, continuing her training with Waters to complete the Artist Masters in Performance programme in Vocal Studies in 2015. Since leaving the Guildhall School, Joana has pursued a Certificate for Music Educators: Early Childhood from the Centre for Research in Early Childhood, to complement her enthusiasm for sharing the gift of music with babies and young children.
In addition to her private practice, Joana teaches piano to children under five at The Square School, a Montessori nursery in Holland Park, and leads a general music education programme at Kensington Kindergarten. She leads the music programme for the OK Foundation, a community-based charity in Tottenham, and is affiliated as a piano and singing instructor with the Fireworks Music School and London Piano Lessons.
Joana has been teaching private vocal lessons since 2012, and now teaches music from her home in Waltham Forest, North London. Her lessons are tailored to the abilities and needs of each student, no matter their age or skill level. Joana specializes in teaching music to young children, both piano and voice, and has been with some of her students since they were just two years old. In addition to pursuing musical excellence in all her lessons with young children, she prioritizes safeguarding best practice and holds an advanced DBS Check certificate.
Joana teaches up to grade 5 on the ABRSM and Trinity curricula for piano, voice, and music theory, and can provide instruction in singing up to grade 8 and beyond. and She also provides lessons for students preparing for auditions for music schools or conservatoires, or for musical theatre and opera productions. She also welcomes students who may simply want to improve their musical abilities for fun, personal growth, or to gain confidence in their technique.
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Additional Languages: English (British), Spanish
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Association of British Choral Directors (2017) - Choral Conducting - Foundation Course (Other) (✔ On File)
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2015) - MMus - Vocal Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2013) - BMus (Hons) - Classical Singing (Bachelors) (✔ On File)