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for Music Educators and Choral Directors

Most workshops currently available remotely on Zoom
(In-person workshops will be available as pandemic cautions for singers change)

Upcoming workshops:

Joanne will present a workshop on singing in multi-part harmony, as well as teaching and leading songs at other workshops, at the Northfield Conference in Gill MA June 24-30, 2023

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Joanne’s lively, engaging workshops are jam-packed with great material that can be used immediately in classrooms and with choruses.  Her expertise in teaching teachers and her original music and activities have delighted and inspired music educators and choral directors from Maine to California, Alaska to Florida.


She has led workshops at many national, division, state and chapter conferences (AOSA, ACDA, NAfME, OAKE, AUUMM, CMN, PMN); at music  institutions (Swannanoa, Augusta Heritage Center, Ferry Beach, Common Ground on the Hill, Chicago’s Old Town School), and for schools’ in-service music teachers’ workshops.

Unique Rounds & Partner Songs

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  • from 1-hour sessions to day-long presentations

  • book just for teachers of adult singers/choruses

  • or just for teaching young students

  • or workshops that encompass material for all ages


Strongly recommended for an organization's first full or partial day workshop with Joanne, it is chock-full of great, usable material and covers a large range of musical concepts and a rich variety of musical styles within this delightful and fascinating genre of music. You'll receive a wealth of repertoire as well as tips, methods, and ideas from Joanne's 45 year career. She has taught this topic in week-long courses for music teachers and singers, as well as in condensed workshops.


Joanne will present an abundance of rounds to sing and explore together in a wide range of styles and forms -- from beautiful to hilarious, simple to deliciously complex, with body percussion, movement, in multi-cultural, classical, jazz, etc styles.


She'll have participants singing delightfully fun and gorgeous pieces together while exploring the forms canon, round, catch, partner song, and African-style cyclical song; revealing tips for teaching and singing rounds with young children and with older students.


The joys and great variety found within the forms of "rounds" and "partner songs" provide rich material for teaching musical concepts, styles, vocal expression and group harmonic blending. Participants will leave with exciting, unique "gems" for both classroom and concert pieces.

  • for music educators of grades 2-6


Mostly as yet unpublished pieces that are easy-learns but sophisticated-sounding, and are "gems" for performances. We'll sing through songs in various musical styles, highlighting pieces that work well for each grade level. From beautiful to fun to powerful, we'll cover exciting repertoire that both students and audiences love.

Choral Gems for Young Choruses

Gems for Teaching General Music

On hold because of Covid-19 pandemic


   • for music educators of grades 1-5

A wealth of original ideas, songs, games and exercises for teaching musical concepts and bringing out the joy and understanding of music in each student.

A lively, participatory workshop with concrete examples of how to stimulate children to enjoy their individual creative expression as well as achieve exciting group expression through music.

On hold because of Covid-19 pandemic


  • for music educators of grades 2-8


Exciting songs and activities for both classroom and performance that include body rhythms and movement.

Body-Rhythm Blast

High On Harmony

On hold because of Covid-19 pandemic


  • for music educators of grades K-5


Exciting harmony ‘hits’ in a progression of successful techniques, songs, exercises and playlets that build strong skills in harmony singing, instill an understanding of various types of harmony, and create wonderful performance showpieces.  

A title for multiple workshops/days that include more than one of the above workshops.

Rounds & Rhythms & Repertoire.....
Oh My!

Other Kinds of Bookings

  • Rounds Sings
    In-person Rounds Sings are on hold because of Covid-19 pandemic - Rounds Sings are currently available on Zoom Joanne is a passionate rounds singer and rounds composer, having written over 120 delightful rounds herself. From deliciously complex to simple quick-learn pieces, gorgeous to humorous, 2-parts to 8-parts, rounds with body rhythms to tender heart-filling rounds – all will bring out delightful musical and personal expression with our interweaving voices in harmony.
  • Guest Choral Conducting Appearances
    School choruses, church choirs and community choruses have all enjoyed Joanne’s guest appearances. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, Joanne has given up the beloved Greater Boston Intergenerational Chorus that she founded and directed for 20 years but continues to be available for guest conducting jobs.
  • Community Sings
    On hold because of Covid-19 pandemic For people ages 10-110: Joanne brings together all levels of singers (and those who consider themselves ‘non-singers’) with fun and easy-to-learn repertoire that has participants joyfully singing in harmony and feeling connected as a community.
  • Keynote Addresses
    Currently on Zoom only Joanne is available to address conferences and bring her experience and perspectives to conferences centered on community choruses, intergenerational sings, and children’s music.

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