Joanna Gawthorpe

Joanna Gawthorpe is a piano and singing teacher based in Bradford, England.

Joanna Gawthorpe

Music Theory, Piano & Singing Teacher in Bradford

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

I started my professional career working abroad as a dancer and discovered that I enjoyed characterising and acting as I danced. On my return to England, I attended SLP college with a view of training in all three disciplines: Dance, Drama and Singing. My main ambition was to sing and act in a musical so was thrilled when I received a call back for a new Glenn Miller show… only for funding to cease days later. Fred Astaire sang ‘Pick yourself up, Dust yourself down and Start all over again’ so I did just that.

I left college and began to train privately in Speech and Drama, Acting, Singing and Theory of Music and started working as a jobbing actress, that included work for a Theatre Company, performing, co-writing and directing as well as work for TV, and started up drama workshops for children and adults.

I was inspired to devise a programme for the elderly through my love of musicals and discovered the early jazz standards composed by Gershwin and Cole Porter. Thus began my interest in Jazz Singing and a return to education. I completed a BTec in Jazz Studies at Leeds College of Music and started learning the piano.

I then went onto study for a BMus (Hons) at the University of Huddersfield and was fortunate to study both performance and composition. I have a Masters degree in Music for the Moving Image at Leeds Beckett University where I have been encouraged to push boundaries to create music that is new and exciting. I am now studying for a PhD. I also play keys in a band called Triple Lock and sing with Timeless Horizons.

I teach 1-1 and small groups including Singing, Beginner Piano and Theory.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • MA in Music for the Moving Image – Leeds Beckett University
  • BMus (Hons) – University of Huddersfield
  • BTEC National in Jazz Singing – Leeds College of Music
  • Continuing Education Certificate in Theatre Arts – Leeds University
  • LAMDA Gold Medal – Acting
  • Grade 5 ABRSM Singing (classical)
  • Grade 6 ABRSM Theory
  • Grade 6 ABRSM Piano (classical)


1/2 hour£16.00
3/4 hour£24.00
1 hour£32.00


I am a mobile music teacher so am able to travel to teach you in the comfort of your own home, subject to my teaching availability and your location. Get in touch to find out more about my mobile music lessons.


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].

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