Joanna Smulakowski

Joanna Smulakowski

Joanna Smulakowski is a highly sought-after teacher and performer in the New York City area. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s of music in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and completed Suzuki teacher training with Kimberley Meier-Sims. In December 2012, she will graduate with a master’s in music education from Hunter College. Joanna performs frequently as a violist with chamber and orchestral groups such as the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Dicapo Opera, Westchester Symphony Orchestra, the Radio City Music Spectacular Orchestra, and the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. She has also collaborated with artists such as Barry Manilow and Kanye West. Her teachers include Stanley Konopka and Lynne Ramsey of the Cleveland Orchestra and pedagogue Jeffrey Irvine. A devoted teacher, she is on the faculty of Turtle Bay Music School, the Town School, and New England Music Camp. She serves as Suzuki faculty advisor at Turtle Bay Music School.

Suzuki in the Community Nano Videos presented at the 2012 Conference

June 20, 2012 by Kathleen Schoen, Thomas Wm Schoen, Heidi Schuller, Joanna Smulakowski

These short videos presented at the conference provide a wonderful introduction to the Suzuki Method, and how it can benefit the larger community as well as individual students. The Expanded Suzuki Triangle: Nurturing the Student within the Community by Kathleen & Thomas… Read more ▶

Turtle Bay Music School Integrating the Suzuki Method into the Fabric of the Community

June 20, 2012 by Joanna Smulakowski

Turtle Bay Music School utilizes Dr. Suzuki’s philosophies as a cornerstone in our approach to music teaching and learning. Each year, TBMS’s highly integrated Suzuki strings program serves nearly 1,000 students and families, including children, teens and adults of all… Read more ▶


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