Keyboard, Music, Music Theory, Piano, Singing
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Virtual / Online
My name is Joy Rdzak. I have over 40 years of teaching experience to all ages 4 through seniors. I started my business in 1989 teaching private piano and voice lessons in Norwood Park, Chicago area in Illinois. Then in 1996 I had an opportunity to travel with my husband and 3 children to live and teach private piano and voice lessons in Cluj Napoca, Romania for 8 years. It was a great experience, one I will cherish. After Romaina I went on to teach piano and voice for 4 more years in Gdyina/Gdansk, Poland. Returning to Illinois I settled in Champaign, Illinois near family. In August of 2008 I reopened my business and have served in Champaign, Illinois and all near by areas since then. I love teaching in this area. I teach on line as well as in my mysic studeo. Come join Notes Of Joy Music today, you'll be glad you did.
My Musical Education Background
I have sung and played the piano since a very young age of 2 years old. I started teaching over 40 years ago and love teaching all ages. Please visit my website at notesofjoy.info for questions and information.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach private piano and voice lessons for all ages from age 4 through seniors. I teach note reading and technique. Coaching for musicals and projection. Beginners are welcome as well as experienced musicians. It's always the right time to try something new with lessons designed to fit your personal need.
30 minutes $27 Piano, 30 minutes $27 Voice, 45 minutes $39 Piano, 45 minutes $39 Voice, Once a week lessons, *Discounts of $10 off a month for taking two different lessons a week. Example; piano lessons with voice lessons. One must be a 45 minute lesson. *Family discounts of $10 off a month for two children in the same family taking lessons in the same month. One lesson must be a 45 minute lesson.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
Starting ages 4 though seniors / Beginner Level through Elementary-Intermediate Level
My Certifications and Awards
Joy has over 40 years of singing and teaching experience since 1989 until now, not only in the USA but teaching in Europe for 12 years in schools and colleges and private lessons. I've given free concerts and joined humanitarian aid to help those in need. With both of my parents being musical, I have learned so much from their musical experiences and hands on training. I've also lead musicals as well as coaching actors in musicals. I've sung and played the piano in many musical competitions. I love leading as well as coaching musicals, recitals, choirs, singing in weddings and jazz bands. Over 50 years of musical experience.
My Musical Influences
Teaching all ages for over 40 years with leading my student's to get involved in recitals and competitions. I'm involved in churches, schools , musicals and theater coaching for all ages as well as teaching in schools and colleges internationally.
I started my piano lessons with Joy in 2012. My husband signed up for me because he knew I would never do it on my own. I am now 62 years old and I love the way Joy teaches. She always has a smile on her face and if you do not have time to practice, she understands and helps you with your problem areas in a song during the lesson time. She has helped me work through a lot of pieces that were frustrating me but she is so patient that she puts me at ease and gets me through the difficult areas of the piece. I am so glad that my husband found Joy because she is the kind of teacher that cares about her students.
I'm a senior in high school, and I have taken lessons from Joy for around 7 years. I love every second of my lessons with her. She is such a fun, enthusiastic teacher who genuinely loves what she does. As a student in high school, I don't have a lot of time to practice outside of my lessons, but Joy is always understanding and encouraging in all of my endeavors, whether it be related to piano or not. Joy uses a piano curriculum that not only teaches you how to play the piano, but also makes you fall in love with music. My experiences with Joy have been nothing but fantastic, and I couldn't recommend her enough!