Joy has a passion for music education that has developed over three decades of teaching in schools and private studios. She has a particular love and belief in the value of community music making, having a lifelong involvement with community choirs, bands and orchestras. Joy holds a Bachelor of Arts (majors in musicology and German), Grad. Dip.Ed. (High school music) and recently completed a Bachelor of music (Honours) where her composition folio explored techniques for creating quality repertoire for school ensembles. Joy says, ‘ I take a holistic approach to music education, believing that it is my responsibility as a teacher to help the young musician develop a broad set of skills that includes listening and creativity as well as instrumental technique’.