Joan Kimball

Joan Kimball, artistic co-director and founding member of Piffaro, has concertized with the ensemble throughout the U.S., Europe, and South America and has performed with many of the leading early music artists and ensembles in this country. She gave herself full time to early music performance in 1980 after a number of years as an educator and still treasures her work teaching recorder and early winds to students of all ages. In addition, she collaborates with instrument maker Joel Robinson of Portland OR on the construction of Medieval and Renaissance bagpipes and makes double reeds for shawms, dulcians, and capped winds.