Joanna Goldspink

Bishop's Stortford-based soprano, teacher, accompanist & choral arranger

Voice & piano teacher

Photograph by Louise Coe

Joanna is available as a voice or piano teacher in Bishop’s Stortford.  She has been teaching privately since 2014 and is a friendly and patient teacher, with experience teaching individuals and groups of a variety of ages and abilities.

Joanna has taught voice and music for Perform (2019-present), Stagecoach Theatre Arts (2016-18) and Suzanne Scale Performing Arts School (2017), teaching songs and vocal technique to groups of up to 20 children and teenagers at a time.  She has also tutored music, maths and English for Cardiff & Vale Tutors and privately.

As a singing teacher, Joanna has a good understanding of basic and advanced singing technique and vocal production, having graduated with an MMus with Merit in vocal performance from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  She also specialised in vocal performance in her music degree at the University of Birmingham, achieving a 2:1, and attained a Distinction in Grade 8 Singing (ABRSM) in 2013.

In 'Light Opera Favourites' with Poor Wand'ring Ones, a group of singers from the Gilbert and Sullivan society Joanna musically directed at the University of Birmingham

Joanna can quickly adapting to a variety of abilities and learning styles, making her a versatile teacher of different voice types, ages and abilities.  She is also an able accompanist, so pupils need not pay for a separate pianist to sing repertoire through.

Joanna was the Musical Director of Sawtry Chorale (average age 60+) from 2014 to 2015 and again in 2018, and has musically directed numerous productions and rehearsals for the University of Birmingham Gilbert & Sullivan Society and Peterborough Gilbert & Sullivan Players as well as teaching several other small vocal ensembles.  This gives her a wide range of experiences in teaching groups of large and small singers of varying ages and abilities.

Playing the piano at a wedding at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, 2014

Joanna is also a very experienced pianist, having started lessons when she was 7.  She went on to achieve a Distinction in Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM) in 2005, and is an Associate of Trinity College London having gained a Distinction in her Piano Performance Diploma in 2011.  She studied piano with celebrated collaborative pianist Joseph Middleton for 2 years at the University of Birmingham and attained a 2:1 in her final piano recital.

To get in touch with Joanna to request voice or piano lessons, and to find out more information about hourly and half-hourly rates, leave a message on the Contact page.

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