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Data show that YOLA (Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra) participants gradually develop auditory and cognitive advantages over youth who aren’t involved in music.

Soprano Joanne McDade at piano

Joanne is wonderful! My daughter absolutely adores Joanne and looks forward to her lessons every week. With Joanne’s passion for music and positive and supportive teaching approach, I see my
daughter developing not only an impressive skill set as a pianist, but a love for music and a greater confidence in herself. I couldn’t be happier. ~ Callie S.

I’m very surprised with the progress K. has been making through the years, and it’s exciting to see that she can learn and play more complex music. Even during virtual learning, K. continues to make great progress and expresses such enthusiasm and enjoyment in every lesson with Ms. Joanne. K. is never left feeling less of herself and always walks away from a lesson more confident and excited to learn” ~ Stella K.

Ms. Joanne has been an excellent teacher for both my girls. They have grown so much in their technique and ability to read music, even during Zoom lessons. She is really encouraging and makes her lessons and recital experiences fun and motivating. I’ve also appreciated her followup notes that support practicing. ~ Romy D.