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Joanne Arnott

Recorder Teacher

Joanne Arnott is a professional recorder player and music teacher with over 20 years’ experience teaching and performing. With the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award she completed her Master of Music (performance) in 2013 at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where she also finished her bachelor’s degree in 2010 with first class Honours. Joanne is a founding member of The Australian Recorder Project, where she and business partner Dr. Alana Blackburn have designed and run workshops for recorder players of all ages and levels. The ARP perform historical and modern repertoire for metropolitan and rural audiences with the aim of bringing recorders into a more prominent position in the Australian music scene. They performed as part of Sydney’s 2015 Vivid festival; this concert featured premieres of new works by female Australian composers, commissioned by ARP and partly funded by an Australian New Work grant (awarded to Eve Klein for her works).

Joanne has performed with groups such as Bel A Capella, Innominata, Consort 8, and Thoroughbass early and modern music ensemble, and very much enjoys returning to Sydney to perform and to tutor for the Sydney Society of Recorder Players. Joanne has over 20 years teaching experience and has tutored on both recorder and clarinet at orchestral and early music workshops throughout Australia. Jo spent some time in 2018-19 working as an instrumental music instructor for the Queensland department of education, and recently tutored and performed at the 2020 Orpheus Recorder Boutique in Armidale. Currently, she is excited to build a recorder community on the Central Coast! As part of the Australian Recorder Project Jo and Alana have recorded some of the works commissioned for Vivid, as well as some medieval canons not previously recorded. The Australian Recorder Project’s first album will be ready for release in 2021.

B.Mus (perf), M.Mus (perf)
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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
1-1 Lessons Wed 27/1 to Thur 1/4
Sat Strings Ensembles Sat 6/2 - Sat 26/3
CCYO & Ext program Tue 9/2 - Tue 30/03
PWE & SWO Wed 10/2 - Wed 31/03

Term 2
Monday 19/4 to Saturday 26/06 

Term 3
Monday 12/7 to Saturday 18/09

Term 4
Monday 05/10 to Saturday 18/12

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.