With a passion for music education and a warm heart for her students and their families, Joanna Malm has been an inspirational teacher since she began her private music studio in 2003. Joanna has a BA in Music and has completed a post-graduate Certificate in Suzuki Pedagogy at the University of Denver. She has studied pedagogy with James Maurer, William Preucil Sr., Mark Bjork, and Edmund Sprunger. Committed to life-long learning, she has training in injury-prevention for musicians with Valerie Gardner, has completed teacher training in Music Mind Games with Michiko Yurko, and has studied the Ploger Method of Music Perception and Cognition with Marianne Ploger at Vanderbilt University. Joanna has performed violin and viola throughout the US and England and is currently the Assistant Principal Violist of the Arapahoe Philharmonic.