Violin / Viola
Joanna Cyrus has over thirty years teaching experience in her private lesson studio for violin and viola students of all ages and abilities, and performing experience with many professional orchestras in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Joanna has a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University Of Maine. She has maintained successful string orchestra programs grades 3-12 in the Maine school systems of Brewer and MSAD 31, Howland. For seven years Joanna was the conductor/music director of the Great Bay Youth Orchestra in Stratham, NH.
For the past five years Joanna was Principal Viola and then Principal Second violinist for the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, located in Portsmouth, NH.
Joanna believes in a well rounded fun approach for learning how to play the violin and viola, which includes learning to read music, understanding music theory and rhythm, and developing ear training skills with her private students.
In Joanna's free time, she enjoys playing string chamber music and spending time outdoors with her husband Tony.