Joanne McDade enjoys teaching piano and voice to children and adults of all ages and abilities. She believes that learning music should be enjoyable, educational, and nurturing to the body, intellect, and spirit. Joanne has taught private piano and voice for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor and Master degrees in Piano Performance from California State University, Sacramento, and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Oregon, where she directed the University Womens’ Chorus and taught applied voice. Joanne is a Certified McClosky Voice Technician (CMVT), trained in working with individuals experiencing vocal difficulties or recovering from vocal injury. She has taught at St. Francis High School, Sacramento City College, Sierra College, Umpqua Community College, the University of Oregon, and Hendrix College. Joanne is a lyric soprano and avid recitalist, often performing works by contemporary American composers.