JoAnne Hinkle

JoAnne H.

West Valley City, UT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Traditional or Suzuki style curriculum.

About JoAnne H.

B Mus from U of U 1975. M Mus Ed from Boston U 2008. Retired Orchestra Director and teacher (grades 5 - 12) Tooele HS & Jr HS + elementary program. Former Utah State Fiddle Champion. Past affiliation with Utah Oldtime Fiddlers.
I still love helping students reach their musical potential. I am currently directing the Salt Lake Valley New Horizons Orchestra (a group dedicated to helping older beginners and intermediates have fun while improving their music skills).
I offer a personalized approach, and I am able to tailor materials to best serve an individual student's needs. I am experienced at starting beginners, and also adept with intermediate students.
For special needs students I would need someone familiar with the student's needs to attend lessons with the student.


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23 Reviews
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Posted Apr 16, 2020
Ileana B.
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I left after my first lesson as an adult, looking forward to future lessons. She is very proficient in the way she gives her class, sensitive to the needs of the student, and has a pleasant manner that soon has you at ease. I felt I learnt quite a bit in that first class.

Posted Mar 6, 2020
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Lauren is progressing so nicely! JoAnne is a great instructor.

Posted Aug 9, 2018
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JoAnne is very skilled & knows how to work with my child at her level.

Posted Jul 2, 2018
Jalynn B.
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Thought it went well, instructor very knowledgbale and patient with my child. Had great reccomendations.

Posted Dec 8, 2017
Esther P.
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JoAnne is easy going. She has lots of experience, and resources. She is very encouraging, and works with me at my level and interest. Makes my efforts more fun!

Posted Mar 17, 2017
Debbie F.
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First lesson was awesome ..clear and relax information. Was spot on wonderful so excited for the next lesson ...D Ferrell

Posted Jan 13, 2017
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JoAnne was really nice and patient to my daughter and we can't wait to start playing beautiful music with her!

Posted Sep 16, 2016
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JoAnne was really nice and patient to my daughter and we can't wait to start playing beautiful music with her!

Posted Sep 16, 2016
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JoAnne was very skilled and patient. She taught great technique. My child enjoyed her lesson.

Posted Aug 9, 2016
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She was patient and kind and very very helpful

Posted Jun 15, 2016
Judith H.
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JoAnne was simply amazing for my first violin lesson in more than 4 decades! Yep...never too late to teach an old dog new tricks! She was so patient & what fabulous instructor. I learned so much in 1 hour. She inspires me to practice a lot!

Posted Jun 8, 2016
Kyra F.
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She's really great she plays with you and tells you how to play he right notes. She's a little Blunt but she really helps a lot

Posted Feb 24, 2016
Kalina C.
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very helpful, and informative, my daughter is excited to practice and to go back for her next lesson

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Caitlin B.
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She works with you very well. Does a great job teaching and adjusting to your learning style Recommend!

Posted Dec 22, 2015
Adeline S.
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JoAnne is an amazing teacher! We are quite happy with the lessons for our daughter. She has a positive attitude, cares about her student's success, and is extremely experienced in the pedagogy. She really knows what she is doing. My daughter really loves her as a teacher and is always excited to go to her lessons with JoAnne.

Posted Nov 24, 2015
Annabelle R.
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JoAnne is a really good teacher!

Posted Nov 18, 2015
Norma S.
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JoAnne was very helpful, encouraging and patient with me.

Posted Jun 18, 2015
Samantha D.
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My first lesson went great.

Posted Apr 17, 2015
Matthew L.
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JoAnne is a wonderful instructor with many years of experience. She is patient and helpful. I highly recommend this teacher if you are looking to play the fiddle or violin.

Posted Apr 13, 2015
Gerek D.
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I thought Violins were hard to learn, but that all changed when I started as a beginner with JoAnne as my teacher. She made it easy for me to understand well.

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Matthew L.
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Enjoyable lessons from someone who has many years of teaching experience. I feel engaged with my instrument and confident in my ability. JoAnne has a gift to teach and patience.

Posted Feb 4, 2015
Maday K.
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I started taking lesson with JoAnne in the summer as a beginner, and since then I have advanced immensely. She is a very experienced teacher and violinist. She helps me form good habits as a player. I highly recommend her for private lessons.

Posted Dec 1, 2014


Orchestra Director / teacher
Aug 1996 - Jun 2014

Tooele HS

Directed HS orchestra and chamber strings ensembles, receiving superior rankings most years including adjudicator awards for May 2014 at the Anaheim Heritage Festival. Also prepared the feeder Jr HS and elementary groups. Experience with beginning and developing students on all orchestra strings (specialty violin & viola)


Master of Music Education
Jun 2006 - May 2008

Boston University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 1970 - May 1975

University of Utah


Utah Professional Educator
Jul 1997

University of Utah/ USOE

Last renewed on March 31, 2011 Endorsements in Music K-12 and Mathematics 2


Lifetime Achievement Award
Feb 2015

Utah chapter of ASTA

Anaheim Heritage Performance Festival Adjudicator Awards
May 2014

Worldstrides Heritage Performance

President's Award
May 1995

University of Utah

Phi Kappa Phi
Jun 1975

University of Utah


National Education Association
Aug 1998
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.
National Association for Music Education
Aug 1996
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.
American String Teachers Association
Jun 1975
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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