Jo Blaak began her musical studies as a child of three on the piano. Her grandmother, a European concert violinist, was influential in her love for the violin and lovingly introduced the instrument to her at the age of 9. She continued her studies with the late Harry Gomez another European concert violinist and at the age of 11 asked her join the Vancouver Youth Symphony, which she played with until she was 16. She studied the viola with world renowned Stephen Dann at the age of 12 until she was 15. Joanne is a past member of the Fraser Valley Symphony and continues to thoroughly enjoy and teach classical music.
Jo is looking forward to her 2nd year at A & D Music and encourages all of those both young and old who’ve always wanted to play violin or fiddle to sign up for lessons, you’ll be glad you did!