Joanna leads the Arioso, Bel Canto, and Chantons levels, as well as teaching our Wednesday Fresco and Giocoso classes. Hailing from the UK, she brings with her a wealth of experience, knowledge, and energy. She spent 13 years as an educator, both as a classroom teacher and choral director, and as a Deputy Head of School for a Junior High School. Joanna also sings professionally in handful of Bay Area choirs.
Amanda leads our Monday and Thursday Fresco and Giocoso choruses. Amanda is a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher of Music and Movement and has been teaching music in a variety of Bay Area school settings for 19 years. This is her eighth year with Marin Girls Chorus; she is also currently the music specialist and director of choruses at St. Isabella School, Ross Valley Charter School, and San Rafael City Schools.
Nicole teaches our Tuesday Fresco and Giocoso classes in San Anselmo. Nicole has completed several courses of study in Orff-Schulwerk through the AOSA National Conferences and also the San Francisco Orff Course. She has been teaching in the Ross Valley School District since 2011 and lives in Fairfax with her husband, son, and an assortment of animals.
Martha Wall, Founder of Marin Girls Chorus, has taught and directed music in Marin County since 1980. A native Californian, Ms. Wall received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of California at Berkeley, where she studied conducting with Michael Senturia.