JoAnna is a rare breath of musical and performance authenticity in today’s over-produced, hyper-digitized music scene. A native of Wichita, Kansas, she spent the majority of her childhood studying and emulating hundreds of artists of both past and present generations, appreciating and “sponging” everything from southern rock to hip hop, country/western to pop, rock to rap, and everything in between.
Having started ballet and tap lessons at the age of four, it soon became very clear that music, dance and performance are her passions. As early as first grade, JoAnna began piano lessons, and has since become a true multi-instrumentalist - proficient at drums, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. While developing her musical abilities, she has also continued to pursue dance studies, focusing on hip hop, ballet, modern, jazz, and tap.
After years of studying and emulating others, JoAnna has found her own voice, and made her worldwide debut in 2016 with her break-through single, “My Snap Story.” Her second single "Entourage (I Am My Own)" was released in October of 2016. The inspiration for "Entourage" was the recent experiences while breaking into the music industry. She plays the drums on the "Entourage" track as well as lead vocals. JoAnna loves to be on stage performing in front of people, connecting with her audience and fans. This up and coming young artist is excited to begin her musical journey, and take you along for the ride. Stay tuned for her next song "Too Sophisticated," a song about dealing with bullies and the new age of cyberbullying. Released April 2017. Look for the video for "Too Sophisticated" to be out in May 2017.
JoAnna Michelle will be performing My Snap Story at the Paul Mitchell Hair and Makeup Show on June 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM
School of Rock 101 Kids will also be performing at Century II at the Marty Jane Teal Theater.
Proceeds benefit Convoy of Hope so please come and buy tickets to support this wonderful cause.
Convoy of Hope provides help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
For more information contact 316-630-0600
Thank you to Paul Mitchell for giving me this special opportunity-JoAnna Michelle
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Bullying is an act of aggression towards another person. Bullying can be physical, verbal, rumor spreading, or the newest wave of bullying known as cyberbullying. All ages of people can be bullies. Bullying usually comes from an insecurity in the other person. If the person being bullied can simply know that is usually the case maybe it can help them gain the strength to get through it. Bullies don’t usually act alone, they need a group of people to help them bully. Why is this? A bully is weak unless they are surrounded by other bullies. The important thing to take away from that is “please don’t enable a bully.” A bully’s life span of bullying should only about 1 year before others get totally sick of them and reject them. Make their bullying end sooner by getting good and supporters who can help you ignore them. Walk around happy and let the bully be the one with the frown on their face. Let them be the ugly person, feel sorry for the bully. The bully only has power if you give it to them. Bullies typically are more likely to have drug and alcohol problems, have poor grades, and more likely to be involved in criminal activity. SO keep in mind, the bully is probably in for a pretty bad life. It will even out if you can stay strong.
It is not ever ok to hurt, harm or demean another person. We need to accept others no matter what their financial situation, nationality, sexual preference or religion. We need to help others no matter what the situation and stand up against racism and inequality. The power is within us.
When I have been bullied music has been my outlet. Maybe it can help you if you are being bullied. I believe there are more positive people in this world than bad. The problem is the positive ones don’t complain so we sometimes don’t know who they are there. In order to make the world a better place the positive people need to start speaking out. That is what I am trying to do with “Too Sophisticated.” Because if you think this song might be about you, guess what? It probably is!