Joanne studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Pauline Scott. She went on to Cambridge University where she achieved a BA/MA in Music and Philosophy. While she was there she studied under Andrew Watkinson, and gave solo and chamber performances. Artists Joanne has performed with are as follows:-Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Michael Buble, Muse, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Robin Thicke, Enya, Ronan Keating, George Michael, Rhianna, Westlife, Jamie Cullum, Richard Marx, Leona Lewis, Harry Connick-Junior, John Barrowman, Andreas Bocelli, Katie Melua, Rod Stewart, Alison Moyet, Il Divo, Alfie Boe, Aled Jones, Russell Watson, Josh Groban, Noel Gallagher, The Spice Girls.
Joanne has toured the World with Irish Dance Show, "Spirit of the Dance." Joanne also plays for Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, The Glenn Miller Band, London's Belmont Ensemble, The Orchestra de Camera, Apollo String Orchestra and her trio/quartet, "Bowfiddle."
Joanne has recorded the music for many films, including Lord of the Rings and Die Another Day, James Bond. Joanne wrote and performed the string parts for the Soul Stage at London's Vintage Festival.