Joy Rdzak

Joy R.

Champaign, IL

Lesson Details



Joy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
March 1989

Joy is an experienced teacher of over 28 years. She teaches private piano and voice lessons to all ages from 5 to 105. Beginner are always welcomed! Lessons are customized and catered to the goals of each student.
Joy began singing on her fathers radio station at 2 years old. Music is a real passion in her life. She is a trained pianist and soloist in competitions, musicals, teaching Classical lessons with note reading, theory and technic with ear training. Free interpretation is welcomed here as well. She loves all jazz and rock. Has extensive experience in performing and coaching.
Joy opened her business in 1989 teaching and coaching students in the Chicago area until 1996 before relocating to Europe. There she taught children and adults in group and private classes for 8 years in Cluj Napoca, Romania. Then went on to teach 4 more years in Gdansk, Poland 2004-2008. Joy reopened her music business in the spring of 2009 serving all the near by areas around Champaign, IL. Please feel welcome to join Notes Of Joy Music with Joy. It's never to late to try something new. Contact me today!

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Piano and Voice Teacher
Aug 1989 - Present
Notes Of Joy

Owner and teacher of Notes Of Joy Music teaching private classes.

Piano and Voice Teacher
Apr 2010 - Jun 2013
Samuel Music

Was a main teacher working from their music studio 5 days a week


Experienced and Self Made
Aug 1978 - Present
Of Hard Knocks


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Best Soloist and Pianist
Jun 1979
Prior Music Company

Music Awards, the best in Illinois


Golden Music Awards
Jun 1980

Photos & Videos

Photo by Joy R.

Photo by Joy R.

Celebrating Notes Of Joy students birthdays!

Manhattan NY Concert

A fantastic musical of Shriek. I coached the donkey! How fun that was!

Coaching Shriek junior musical! These students did a fantastic job!


7 Reviews

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Stephanie Jul 28, 2017
Classical Piano · Online

Joy has such a beautiful heart! You can just feel her passion for music and love for her students! Her upbeat, fun personality make our times together a joy! If you're looking for a quality music teacher who actually cares about you, then you've struck gold with Joy!💜

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Mark Jul 27, 2017
Piano · In home

My son started taking lesson when he was 4 years old he is 10 now it has been a it has been good experience she has set up a couple of piano recital she has a fun out going personally that works well she keeps the lesson fun .

Andrea Jul 26, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I believe Joy is one of the best instructors you could have! If you want to have some fun, learn piano, or just music, she is the person you are looking for!!! She is very patient, always makes time to listen you and adjust her teaching at your level, an awesome friend, she is just like her name, always Joyfull, being so positive it's contagious! :)) I would recommend her for every parent who wants to take their children to music classes. Her teaching is wide and open and always creative. Definitely recommend her for every person!

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Charlotte Jul 19, 2017
Piano · In studio

Joy is loving, kind, & patient. I've taken piano lessons from Joy since 2010.

Michelle Jul 16, 2017
Piano · In studio

My daughter Kelly took piano lessons from Joy for several years, beginning in junior high and through all of high school. Joy encouraged Kelly to play music she enjoyed, and helped her to deepen her love of music. Joy was accommodating of Kelly's schedule when necessary, which we very much appreciated! Joy became not just a music teacher, but a friend of the family. I highly recommend Joy as a piano teacher for any age.

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Sherry Jul 13, 2017
Piano · In studio

I love this instructor. Always a smile on her face and a great personality. When I am stuck on part of a song, she always has a helpful hint to get me through the rough spots. I have seen her work with the kids and she is so considerate of their individual needs. You can really tell that she loves her job. Highly recommend Joy to anyone who wants to learn to play the piano.

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Jessica Jul 12, 2017
Piano · In studio

Joy is great with my boys, ages 8 and 6. She keeps them interested and engaged, and best of all she's fun and knows how to teach at their level. I'm impressed by her ability to redirect them if need be and keep them motivated. She taught my eldest Jingle Bells in one of his earliest lessons because he just had to know how to play it! The teaching environment is cheerful and upbeat. My kids really enjoy it.

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