Hi, there! My name is Joy and I hope we get to work together! I've been singing for over 17 years, teaching private lessons since 2007 and I enjoy helping my students learn basic vocal technique, ear training, control, dynamics, and performance. Lessons are tailored individually based upon each student's style, level of skill and need.
A little about me... Currently writing, acting, and studio recording for television (Greenleaf on OWN).
Previously: I have toured, traveled, written, and sang with Grammy award winning artists, songwriters, and producers, and am a singer-songwriter myself. I sing all styles including Gospel, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Blues, Country, Hip Hop and Rock. I have trained at Berklee College of Music and also taught Contemporary Voice at an Arts School when I lived back in VA.*
I'm an easy-going and lively person. My teaching style is very relaxed, but thorough. I want my students to have a fun and comfortable learning environment. If you think I'm what you need, contact me so we can talk about your goals. Can't wait to meet you!
*Resume available upon request.
Teaching since 2007
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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As her name suggestions, Joy is a pleasure to work with. Extremely friendly and professional. The course is fun but also very well organized.
She is AWESOME!! She will help cultivate your talent so you can reach your FULL POTENTIAL and BEYOND!!!
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Joy is an amazing and very knowledgeable singing coach. I was impressed by her professionalism and she really went the extra mile to provide coaching and suggestions about how to make it in the music industry. I'd definitely work with her again and would recommend her to other people.Show More
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Joy has such a pure patient heart to teach others how to perfect the gifts and talents that they have. I love that she remembered personal technical issues that I struggled with as the lessons progressed. I wasn't just another number or a person who would bring her additional income. She provided genuine, positive feedback when needed but was also very honest with me about areas that I needed to improve. What's best is that I improved my skills! I got everything I needed from the lessons! I would recommend her services to all especially because of her vast and diverse knowledge in music!Show More
Very thorough and detailed. Joy was just that - a Joy to work with. Awesome job. :)
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced, thorough and FUN singing teacher for over 10 years available for PASSIONATE students WITH TALENT in need of skill training and honing their craft! Recording in the studio can be very difficult. My specialty is helping you develop confidence and teaching you the techniques to really let your personality, voice, and emotion shine through to deliver a stellar recording. I generally use Berklee College of Music books and provide students with "homework" assignments and other resources to help expand your knowledge base and develop your gift. With enough time, and if you will put in the work, you will reach your recording goals by the end of lessons.
Greenleaf on OWN
Wrote and recorded several songs for mega-series Greenleaf on OWN (Oprah's network) with some camera appearances.
Will Reagan and United Pursuit
Toured the US and UK as a lead and background vocalist with major Contemporary Christian artists Will Reagan and United Pursuit.
Kierra "KiKi" Sheard
Sang background for major gospel artist, Kierra Sheard at local church event.
BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend
Contest winner and performer for BET Hip Hop Awards Weekend 2016.
Jubal Arts Center
Contemporary vocal instructor for ages 5 & up
Berkless College of Music Online
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