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- University of Maine at Orono and Thomas College
Areas of Expertise
Mrs. Westin is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. She is a member of the National and Maine Music Teachers Associations. Joann has served as an adjudicator for professional piano evaluations and as chairperson of the Independent Music Teachers Forum for MMTA.
She began giving private piano instruction at Colby in 1996. She also gave lessons from a home studio for many years, with an emphasis on intermediate and advanced students, putting on more than 30 private recitals. She has taught music for the public school system and has served as an accompanist for various organizations, including community summer theater. Mrs. Westin has recorded an album of favorite piano pieces, including classical, Broadway, ragtime, and traditional works, entitled "A Lifetime of Music".