Joanna Abel

Joanna Abel

Saxophone, Clarinet & Flute Teacher in Ipswich

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I’ve been a musician, ever since I picked up an old boxwood clarinet at the tender age of 6 and started playing a tune on it. I played in orchestras and wind bands, and by the time I was 14, I had passed my Grade 8 Associated Board practical exam.

When I left school, I discovered the saxophone and fell in love with the sound, so I bought one and began playing in a folk-rock band. From here on, I played in a variety of bands; jazz, funk, comedy, folk and pop – I found I liked the variety. I also passed my Grade 8 Jazz practical exam with honours in 1999. I also started playing the flute in a folk band and discovered I love playing this instrument too.

I began peripatetic teaching in schools back in 2000 and have been doing this on and off in a part-time capacity ever since and many of my pupils have passed practical and theory grade exams. I have also had many private pupils along the way. I have now started online tutoring, a new thing for me, but I have found it to be fun and effective. I am based in Suffolk, near Ipswich if anyone prefers in person.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • BA honours in Music
  • Grade 8 clarinet
  • Grade 8 Jazz sax
  • Recorded several CD’s
  • I began by teaching friends, then found I really enjoyed it, so began working in schools.

Prices:

1 hour£25.00

Location:

I offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.

Contact:

To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2021

Jo has been helping me for around seven months now.

She is very patient and kind, and I always feel better at the end of the lesson than I did at the start – she stops me being unnecessarily hard on myself, and we can always find something to laugh at.

Really enjoy the support.

D x
Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2021

The best teacher Miss Joanne!!!

Simona
Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2021

Jo is lovely and so patient with my slow sight reading. I’m learning a lot from her as well as saxophone maintenance.

Vicky
Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2021

My son is very happy with Joanna, he has 2 lessons a week and is always keen to join her online – which is great considering he’s a teenager!. He practises in between lessons and has improved greatly since Joanna has been tutoring him.

Parent
Rated 5 out of 5
September 10, 2021

Rest assured, Joanna’s method of teaching is relaxed, comfortable and easy to follow, even for one ‘not’ renowned as being a quick study…! Plenty of support and encouragement, Joanna, the perfect fit for the absolute novice and I suspect equally so for experienced musicians looking to improve…

This is my first step into the magical world of music making. Going forward I have absolute confidence Joanna will quickly turn my cat terrifying screeches into the gift of recognizable, real music…

Clive