"Your performance seemed very heartfelt... what I love about your playing is your emotion, you really put great feeling into your music."
Having been actively involved in music and the performing arts from a young age, Joanna regularly competed in clarsach solos classes at the Royal National Mod, the Glasgow Mod and the Glasgow Music Festival. In addition to this, while at school she gained places as a trumpet player in several ensembles, including the National Childrens' Orchestra of Scotland and the West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band, and has since performed as part of Amicus Orchestra, Glasgow Chamber Orchestra and the Kelvin Ensemble, performing around the country in venues including the Usher Hall and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
After leaving school Joanna went on to study music at the University of Glasgow. While at university Joanna studied performance and composition, and wrote dissertations on national identity in music, and approaches to music education.
Joanna is currently completing a postgraduate degree in musicology in addition to performing regularly and teaching privately.