One of the most beloved and sought-after piano teachers in America, Joanne knew from the start that she would become a musician. At age four, she gave her first solo piano recital in a career that would take her to Carnegie Hall and around the world.
Victor Labunski was head of the piano department at the Kraków Consrvatory from 1919 to 1928. In 1928 he made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York. After teaching at the Nashville Conservatory in Tennessee from 1928 to 1931, he was a professor and director of the Memphis College of Music in Tennessee from 1931 to 1937. He became a teacher at the Kansas City Conservatory in Missouri in 1937, serving as its director from 1941 to 1971.