Joanna Clare Music

Joanna Clare Music

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)


Joanna Clare is a well-respected Irish fiddler and violinist who began with the Suzuki method of learning the violin before studying with Sligo fiddle master, Brian Conway. She has won five Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil titles in fiddle tunes, slow airs, and newly composed tunes, and in 2021 she was awarded runner-up for the senior fiddle slow airs competition at the FleadhFest in Sligo. Joanna has performed at numerous festivals, including the Syracuse Irish Festival, the Rochester Irish Festival, the Maryland Irish Festival, the Maryland Folk Festival, the New York Trad Fest, and the Philadelphia Folk Festival. She is certified to teach violin with the Suzuki Association of the Americas and teaches Suzuki violin and Irish fiddle lessons both in person and virtually. She also assists in teaching The Great Groove Band, a children’s pick-up band at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. As a teacher, Joanna prioritizes physical technique to direct her students’ playing and emphasizes “what to do,” but more importantly, “how to do it.” She was trained and certified by the Suzuki Association of the Americas to teach Suzuki Books 1 and 2.


Hired 1 time
1 employee
3 years in business
Serves Highlandtown , MD

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mairead A.

Joanna is an incredibly talented player and teacher who uses a clear, informative, and deeply experienced approach to the art of Irish fiddle playing. Thank you so much for your wonderful guidance, expertise, and professionalism!
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September 26, 2023

e. K.

Explains concepts behind tecnique; is patient and challenges my self doubt; loves all things Irish! Love her lessons!
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September 25, 2023

jon P.

Very quick to identify problem areas and recommend exercises that address them efficiently. Kind and patient. I made more progress from her teaching in a couple months than I had with my previous teacher in a year.
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September 21, 2023

james F.

Joanna is a fabulous violin performer, as well as a patient and skilled instructor. I would recommend her teaching to anyone.
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September 20, 2023

leah U.

Joanna is a fabulous musician herself and very intuitive and patient in helping students improve their playing and reach their potential.
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September 20, 2023

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