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GENERAL INFORMATION: Weekly private lessons are offered in 45 or 60 minute sessions. Advanced/Expert Lesson Rates (advanced level students, students preparing for competitions, auditions, and/or college and conservatory entrance exams/ professionals) have a 90 minute lesson option. The academy offers private and virtual high quality piano instruction.

Teaching Philosophy

Music is often described as a form of energy, and this characterization stems from the way music can affect our emotions, moods, and physical responses.

A holistic approach to piano teaching goes beyond just teaching the mechanics of piano playing and delves into developing well-rounded musicians who are technically proficient, emotionally connected to their music, creative, and capable of lifelong musical exploration. It aims to nurture the whole person and foster a deep and lasting love for music.

Those who are searching for availability or have questions about the academy may contact me or email me direct at Learn more information by clicking the links above or below.

​The academy offers one on one and online high-quality piano instruction for students age five to adult, beginner through advanced levels. Each educational program is tailored to the student’s individual learning needs and musical goals/interests. The studio provides a supportive environment for musical learning and is committed to nurturing not only the musical talents within each student but also fostering a deep love for the art.

Lessons help create a strong base in reading, technique, music basics, creativity, expressing music, and artistry. These skills let students enjoy playing the piano throughout life or, if they wish, follow music as a career. Students will be taught to understand the music language through a well-rounded holistic approach to improve home practice, and become self-assured, self-reliant learners.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“My Teacher, Dr. Joy is the coolest and nicest teacher ever. She makes learning piano fun!”


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dr. Thurmon brings an unparalleled level of expertise and passion to her teaching. Her deep understanding of music theory, technique, and performance is evident in every lesson. She has a unique way of breaking down complex concepts into manageable steps, making it easier for students to grasp even the most challenging aspects of piano playing.

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The Joy of Piano Academy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of the piano academy, students, parents, family members, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, event vendors and venue staff.