Johanna Wright-Vines

Johanna W.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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I teach the basics - reading music, playing the piano, and basic theory to help them become successful. Piano is a great foundation for moving into other instruments and for appreciating music. I give drills at the beginning of each lesson to help reinforce the basics, yet making it fun, I work with rhythmic instruments to help develop tempo, and finally I work with each child/person at their pace.

About Johanna W.

Teaching in Aberdeen, Maryland: Please contact me for availability
Teaching in South Florida: Monday through Saturday

Johanna, has also performed in venues throughout the United States, China, and just recently returned from Austria. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Marin Alsop, North Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra (Principal Cellist), and other orchestras in South Florida, Indiana and North Carolina. In North Carolina, she performed the world-premier of North Carolina is My Home, composed and narrated by Charles Kuralt. She also works with local composers in South Florida where she has performed and recorded new compositions. Johanna obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music from East Carolina University, and a Master of Music from Florida International University. She studied cello with Fred Katz, Daniel Levitov, Claudio Jaffé, and Jason Calloway, and she has performed in master classes with Jonathan Carney and Christopher Rex.


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19 Reviews
Paul S.
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Johanna is a great music teacher. I can’t believe the progress we make in each lesson. 5 Stars!!!

Posted Jul 19, 2018
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Great lesson! I have so much to learn, and am looking forward to making progress. Johanna was friendly and knowledgeable, and I came away with some useful exercises and a new piece to learn. Looking forward to next week!

Posted Dec 6, 2017
Luciano T.
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I just finished my first lesson and found Johanna to be a very good teacher.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Linda H.
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Johanna clearly explains proper technique and gives practice exercises to address specific problem areas she notices. She also customizes song choices to suit my musical taste so I get more pleasure out of my practice. As an adult student, I enjoy learning from her.

Posted Sep 23, 2017
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I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Johanna. She has been encouraging, thoughtful and very informative as I began this exciting introduction to the cello. As a mature student with some musical training, she adjusted the pace of my lessons to leverage what I knew and focused on strong fundamentals to help me gain confidence on the instrument. She has pushed me to achieve my learning goals in a very short time. I look forward to each lesson to learn as much as I can under her skillful, steady guidance and support.

Posted Jul 24, 2017
Damian L.
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Very patient and enthusiasti, always on time . My son is very happy and learning a lot!😀

Posted Apr 26, 2017
Diana Gordon
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First lesson was great. Johanna made me feel comfortable and confident in my ability to learn. Looking forward to next week.

Posted Jan 7, 2017
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Johanna is very patient and inspiring. She is a dedicated teacher!

Posted Dec 14, 2016
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We had a great dialogue before the first lesson so we could hit the ground running. She is passionate about music so it was a very engaging lesson. Highly recommend!

Posted Apr 29, 2016
Aviva B
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A very conscious teacher!

Posted Mar 14, 2016
Carl Z.
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Great teacher. So glad to be learning from Johanna.

Posted Mar 10, 2016
David W Thomas
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just what I needed. very helpful no pressure, extremely comfortable. Looking forward to next week

Posted Jan 12, 2016
Chance A.
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I'm Chance's mom. I see him really smile during and right after his lessons! Johanna has skill not only as a cellist and instructor, but also a caring teacher. She really gets the best out of him. Thank you Johanna!

Posted Jan 9, 2016
Debbi C

I have had the pleasure of watching Johanna grow as a musician and a gifted music instructor over the past several years. Johanna is very passionate about her music. She possesses a natural talent for music and is academically accomplished. I have seen her excel at improvisation and a more methodical approach to musical performance. Her love for the cello is evident in her enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. She is exceedingly patient with all, encourages everyone, and coaxes the very best effort from each and every person she works with. Ideals she passes on to her current and future students.

Posted Sep 22, 2015
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Johanna is passionate about music and teaching music. She easily communicates her enthusiasm for music to her students not just to beginners but to more experienced musicians looking to learn an additional instrument. She has an awesome attitude all around.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Peter F.

Johanna Wright-Vines has been a member of the Cello section of the Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra for several years and she has distinguished herself in many ways.

As a musician she is musical , alert, conscientious, always well prepared and eager to perform. She loves music and it is a pleasure to work with her.

As a person she is cooperative, resourceful and always has a ready smile and a pleasant demeanor.

I have confidence that whatever projects she undertakes in the future
she will show the same talent, dedication and thoroughness I’ve witnessed in her work in the Orchestra.

I wish her much luck and recommend her highly.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
Clark M

A fantastic cellist with a thirst for continually pushing her own musical knowledge and limits.

Johanna has been a great contributor to many orchestras I have conducted. She continuously seeks to further her knowledge to help make the music come to live and freely shares this knowledge with others around her. She continuously strives to find a perfect balance between technical acuity and musical phrasing/interpretation in her playing. I cannot overemphasize the benefit of her skill in this area, as it results in very technically competent musicians, who are also expressive!

She is friendly, encourages other struggling musicians. She always shows up to rehearsals/concerts early, with a smiling, can do demeanor, and a willingness to help wherever there might be a need.

She is professional and personable, she is always my first recommendation to parents and students looking for 'the right' music teacher.

Posted Sep 18, 2015
H. Bolivar

I have known Johanna for a few years and experienced working with her and for her. A very good and loyal friend indeed she is.
She is very dedicated, committed to her work. Honesty and clarity in her advise are a signature.
Once goals are set for any activity or project, she relentlessly works towards them, and no respite stands in the way.
That is a trademark always I look for in a professional!

Posted Sep 9, 2015
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Johanna is a consummate professional and an excellent, patient teacher. As a new musician, finding the right fit in a teacher was very important to me and she made the lessons extremely useful and fun. My abilities as a musician have grown immensely and I have her to thank. I would highly recommend Johanna to musicians of all ages.

Posted Sep 1, 2015

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Oct 2011 - Present

BizSynk LLC

Orchestral Cellist
Jul 2015 - Sep 2015

AIMS - Graz

Orchestral Cellist
Sep 2012 - May 2015

Hallandale Beach Pops Orchestra

Orchestral Cellist
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014

Indiana South Shore Orchestra

Orchestra Manager/Librarian
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra

Orchestral Cellist
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Coral Springs Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Cellist
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Sunrise Pops Symphonic Orchestra

Orchestral Cellist
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Century Village East Symphonic Orchestra

Orchestral Cellist
Aug 2010 - May 2013

Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra


Masters in Music - Cello Performance
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015

Florida International University

Masters in Science - Accounting
Aug 2001 - May 2003

East Carolina University

Bachleor of Science - Accounting
Aug 1998 - Dec 1999

Mount Olive College

Bachleor of Arts - Music
Aug 1986 - Dec 1990

East Carolina University

Bachleor of Arts - Mathematics
Aug 1986 - Dec 1990

East Carolina University



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Limited Proficiency


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