Violin and Viola


Dr. Joelle has a BM in Viola Performance from The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University. She has also obtained a MM in Viola Performance from The Peabody Conservatory and a DMA in Viola Performance also from Peabody.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Joelle’s performance experience includes being a guest at The Rome Chamber Music Festival, and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival, and a Featured Young Artist at Kennedy Center. She has also performed in the Bridgerton Experience east coast tour, with Jessie Reyez on NPR Tiny Desk, and the Washington Chamber Orchestra.

Joelle was a Lecture-Recitalist at American Viola Society 2018, Guest lecturer and led a masterclass at Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS), and Guest lecture at The Peabody Conservatory.

Joelle has taught at Music Enrichment Guide, Greenspring Montessori, Music Theory Faculty Associate, Peabody Conservatory, Violin/Viola Faculty, International School of Music, Humanities Graduate Teaching Assistant at The Peabody Conservatory, and owns a Private Studio in Baltimore.

At Levine

Joelle joined Levine’s String Department in Fall 2018 teaching violin and viola and conducts orchestras at our MD Campus: Silver Spring.

One of her favorite aspects of being on the faculty at Levine is “being part of students’ enthusiasm for music”.


“I believe that the most effective teaching and learning take place when student and teacher are engaged collaboratively in teacher-structured, student-directed, project-based learning. This means offering options to students wherever possible: options for jury/recital repertoire, options for phrasing, options practice goals.

I feel I have succeeded as a teacher when I see my students not only reflect enthusiasm for music, but also an intense investment in the success of others.”

More About Dr. Joelle

Along with her brother, she developed a music collaboration app, Cyborg Llama, that has attracted over 7,000 user in more than 20 countries. Check it out on the Google Workspace Marketplace, and learn more about Dr. Joelle on her website.