“Dr. Joy consistently develops music education programs tailored to each student. Her passion for music shines in her ability to challenge one to their fullest potential. She remains positive in her lessons gently encouraging her students to perform at their best.”Maneek Patel, Mother of 3 Students
Founder & CEO, Dr. Joy Thurmon, has been studying the piano since the age of three. Dr. Thurmon is an experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Her expertise includes Piano Performance, Collaborative Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Music Psychology, Music History, Music Theory, and Public Speaking. She holds a Doctorate of Music (D.M.) in piano performance with a Certificate of College Teaching from Florida State University.
Currently serving as the President of the Mid-State Music Teachers Association (MSMTA) and affiliated with the Florida State Music Teachers Association (FSMTA), Dr. Thurmon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her well-rounded teaching. The skills she acquired during her academic career are showcased within each student she teaches. Dr. Thurmon provides exclusive, custom-tailored high quality piano instruction that sets her academy apart from others.
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The academy offers private and virtual high-quality instruction for ages five to adult. The curriculum is tailored for each student based on knowledge level, individual learning needs, musical goals and interests.
The piano academy’s goal is based on a “holistic” approach to piano playing. This includes a thorough understanding of music theory, identification of intervals by ear, and the ability to sight read music scores fluently. Lessons serve to build a solid foundation in reading, technique, creativity, musical expression and artistry. Music is Energy and students can learn where the energy is located in their bodies to match the expression of music.