Based on the phylosophy and pedagogy of the Suzuki Method, particularly well known with violin and piano, JoAnne is offering this successful approach with the guitar.

JoAnne completed the Suzuki Teacher Training course with William Kossler in July 1994, at the University of Western Ontario.

Note to parents: the success of this approach depends on your being involved-both at the weekly lesson as well as at home for the short daily practice sessions.

For more information on this teaching approach, visit the Suzuki Association of the Americas,Inc.


Since the age of sixteen JoAnne has been playing the classical guitar. She studied with Philip Candelaria throughout her College and University degrees. JoAnne will teach techniques, studies and pieces required for Royal Conservatory examinations and for Kiwanis Festivals. JoAnne is now studying the Flamenco guitar with Rob Tardik, Canada`s top jazz contemporary guitarist. Visit his website at

Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Students will learn to read notes, understand the concept of chords, scales, rhythm techniques and right hand arpegios. This will lead the student into expanding his,her improvisational skills and understanding the fretboard of the guitar. The student will be able to accompany himself, herself with different styles of music.

Jazz Guitar Lessons

JoAnne studied jazz guitar with John Pelosi for two summers at the Guitarworkshopplus in Toronto. Chord forms, scale patterns, arpegios and improvisation with jazz chord porogressions will be introduced.