Private music lessons are a great way to boost your child's confidence. Even skilled musicians benefit from private lessons. If you are looking to learn a new instrument, we have skilled instructors who take the time to teach theory and technic as well as learning the instrument. One on one attention affords individuals to focus on areas that need improvement. Lessons provide the opportunity to practice and teach the value of persistence and discipline.
Beginning April 6, 2021, the mask mandate will become a mask advisory in the state of Indiana. We trust that you know your circumstances best, and you are welcome to wear a mask in the studio, but will not be required to as of April 6th. We take the precautions of having hand sanitizer available in every room, as well as sinks in the entry and classroom. If your family has to enter a quarantine period after being contact traced, there will be an option available for you to have your lesson as a virtual lesson during that time frame, so that you don't have to miss a week or two of lessons.
Laurie is a professional clarinetist and a passionate clarinet/woodwind teacher. As a performer, she has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony Orchestra and others. As a teacher, Laurie has over 10 years of experience teaching the clarinet & bass clarinet privately or in small groups, from beginner to advanced levels.
Dylan Brown is a guitarist who is currently earning a Bachelor degree in both Music Technology in an Outside Field, and Classical Guitar Performance. He has been playing guitar for eleven years and collegiately studying classical guitar for four. His specialties include fingerstyle, classical, and surf guitar but he is not shy about any genre of music! When he is not playing music he is probably enjoying a nice, hot cuppa' joe! He is very excited to be teaching guitar and hopes to strum some chords with you someday!
Henry Conser is a classically trained percussionist with his bachelor's degree in Percussion Performance from Purdue Fort Wayne. Having studied music for 16 years, Henry brings a variety of experience including but not limited to concert percussion, marching percussion, and drumset. Henry's teaching experiences include working with local schools in the Fort Wayne area catering to a wide variety of ages and experience levels. Instilling passion for music and its creation, Henry hopes to inspire more and more students in their personal growth and achievement through percussion.
Jill Hockemeyer played piano and trumpet as a young girl, and also enjoyed singing in choirs. Other activities more physical in nature eventually took the place of music instruction in her life. However, learning music is a lifetime skill. Now she enjoys helping others learn about music, knowing that it will be a skill that they will be able to enjoy for a lifetime!
Nathan Jackson is a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with a Bachelor's of Music Performance with a concentration on classical guitar from Purdue University Fort Wayne. He has been playing guitar for 15 years and has been studying classical guitar for 6 years. He is most experienced with classical, rock/blues, and jazz styles. Outside of school and teaching, he has been composing and recording his own original music regularly for about 10 years. He enjoys helping aspiring musicians build their skill and find joy in music.
Brian Johnston is a trombonist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, a regular Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Substitute with the New World Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Elgin, Canton, and Quad City Symphony Orchestras, and is also a substitute for the Houston & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestras. Brian's teaching experience has included many schools in the Chicago area including the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO), where many of his private students have won principal trombone & bass trombone spots in the youth orchestra. His primary teachers have included: Jay Friedman, John Rojak, John Faieta, Andy Malloy, Reed Capshaw, and Eric Reynolds.
Laura Mergy is a violinist currently studying music at Purdue Fort Wayne. Since the age of four, she has become well versed in violin by Suzuki method and has completed Suzuki teacher training units 1, 2, and 3. While utilizing classical music in her teaching, she also loves to fiddle around with other genres, such as bluegrass and country. When not teaching, she performs music for church, funerals, and anywhere else that violin music is needed! Laura is excited to be teaching at Joyful Creations Studio and hopes to encourage a love of music in all her students.
Rachael Wood holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Concordia Chicago and has been teaching music for 10 years. In her spare time, Rachael loves directing theatre productions, teaching music at various Lutheran schools in the area, singing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2 girls.
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Joyful Creations Studio gladly accepts your referrals. As a reward to our loyal clients that refer a family member or friend to us as a new client, you will receive the choice of a gift certificate or gift card to the business of your choice from the list below. Make sure to mention to your friends and family you refer that they list your name as the referral source on their registration form. Gift card options are listed below:
One free 30 minute private lesson - $20 value
$20 gift card for Usborne Books - Rachael Wood
Ellen Oberley Photography - $20 gift card
Magdalena Cupcakery - 2 dozen cupcakes ($40 value)
Fusion Massage & Wellness LLC - 30 minute therapeutic massage - $30 value
Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Emily Nelson - $20 off of services
Free Haircut by any stylist at Pin Up Curls - value varies depending on the recipient
Starbuck's - $15
iTunes - $15
Amazon - $15