”Joanne Martin’s contributions fall into three main categories: as an instrumental teacher she has a distinguished career and has been appointed one of the very few Suzuki teacher trainers in Canada. As an educator, she has created I Can Read Music, one of the few music-reading books that are interesting and effective. As a composer and arranger, she has produced an impressive volume of music for various ensembles, with the idea of encouraging students and amateurs to enjoy playing together.”
– Katharine Rapoport, Canadian Viola Society Journal, Spring 2005
Paradise Island for String Orchestra
This Grade 1 string orchestra piece features a catchy, singable melody and flexible scoring. The optional easy string parts allow beginners to enjoy the orchestra experience with their friends who have played longer. Light percussion adds a spice to the sound, as does the bouncy, syncopated piano part.