Cello with Joanna Dann

About Joanna Dann

Joanna has loved playing music from an early age, whether playing a part in a symphony orchestra, jamming on jazz standards with her family, or exploring the complexities of solo Bach. She grew up in Palmerston North and later pursued cello studies at the University of Waikato with James Tennant and at the University of Otago with Heleen du Plessis. 

During her university years, she performed with Opus Orchestra in Hamilton, Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, and the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. Since completing her studies in early 2022, she has been teaching music in Wellington and Palmerston North and exploring an interest in conducting part-time.

Throughout her studies, Joanna was teaching cello on the side, and draws from favourite aspects of her different tutors and experiences for her own teaching. She is conscious of building good habits in cello technique during the early stages of learning with a focus on a relaxed, natural way of approaching the instrument. 

Her aim is to inspire students to hone their craft and develop their own musical personality and is open to exploring different genres of interest to the student. 


Timetable and Enrolment


Term 2 2024
Start: 30 April
Finish: 2 July

Once you have made a booking, we will contact you to arrange your lesson time.


Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms


Joanna Dann

Target Market

All ages from 6 years

(incl GST)

$444 for half hour lessons for 10 weeks (or pro-rata if term started already)

(longer lessons will be charged accordingly)




Adult (over 18)



Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
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