Tutor of Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Recorder and Music Theory
Joy is a clarinettist and pianist from Wiltshire, who is passionate about
performing and teaching music. She has over 7 years teaching experience, and teaches
absolute beginners to very advanced level students. She currently owns her own private
teaching practice, and works for a variety of music services all over London. Joy studied
clarinet and second study piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by a
Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music, where she graduated in 2016.
Joy also has a passion for music performance; In September 2019 Joy returned to the UK
after working in Bulgaria for over two years as both co-principal and principal clarinettist
of two State Opera companies as well as piano accompanist for opera rehearsals. Since
June 2019 Joy has been on trial for the role of Sub-Principal Clarinet and Eb Clarinet with
the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which is one of the reasons for her move back to the UK.
She has performed with them a number of times already until March 2020 due to Covid-
19. She is hopeful however that she will have concerts to follow when the restrictions are
lifted and live performances resume.
Joy is an approachable and enthusiastic teacher who supports her pupils in whatever they
want to achieve from their lessons. She understands that everyone's needs are different
and so therefore tailors each lesson and her teaching approach to suit her pupils. Some
pupils enjoy having a goal such as a music exam or a performance to work towards.
Others want to simply enjoy each lesson without any external pressure, and Joy is more
than happy to accommodate either of these choices!
Joy is able to teach clarinet, flute, saxophone and piano to grade 8 and recorder and
theory to grade 5.
Joy has a holistic and creative approach to her music lessons which encompass every
aspect of music in every single lesson, regardless of whether they are 1 hour or 20
Each lesson is a very creative and enjoyable process for pupils and makes learning music
fun and engaging
"Joy has been teaching clarinet to my 10 years old Son Alex since Oct. 2019, she demonstrates a clear and structured teaching style and inspire Alex’s learning through music quiz & understanding music as a whole. She’s very easy to work with and flexible, always arrive on time for her teaching, since Aug.2020 we add piano lessons with Joy too, highly recommend to all that not only willing to learn the instrument from Joy but also like to go beyond! Hope it helps and thank you for being a great teacher!" - Cindy
"Joy has been teaching piano to my eight year old son, Noah, for the past year. Her enthusiasm for music has really rubbed on Noah who looks forward to his lesson with her every week. Joy is a patient and encouraging teacher who finds fun and varying exercises to help Noah grow in skill and confidence. During lockdown we moved the lessons to Zoom, which proved to be a real beacon of light in Noah's week, helping to lift his mood and overall engagement. I would highly recommend Joy to teach anyone. I am happy to discuss this further if required, either via email or phone." - Amanda Nicolas