Joanie Calem is a musician, singer/song-writer and teacher. Joanie was born in Seattle, grew up in Boston, and went to Israel as a teenager in 1976, where she studied music, worked, got married, had two children, began singing in pre-schools. Twenty-two years later she moved back to the United States, settling in Columbus, Ohio in 1998. In Columbus, Joanie teaches and performs for audiences of all ages. Her goal is to invite people to share a sense of creating community through singing and playing together.