Joanne Saunders was educated at Preshil School where her love of the recorder and woodwork were able to combine. Later, after completing Oboe studies at the Victorian College of the Arts, Joanne persuaded renowned recorder maker Fred Morgan to train her. Joanne completed four years of training and set up her first workshop in Daylesford after working in Europe.
Joanne specialises in making Baroque Recorders after J.Steenbergen (Amsterdam 18th C). Each instrument is individually hand crafted and many hours spent ‘playing in’ and adjusting the voicing to produce a unique tonal characteristic. All instruments are made from selected Honduras Rosewood, European Boxwood, North American Rock Maple and Australian native Mulga woods.