Joy Ciaffoni has been a private voice teacher to students of all ages for the past two decades.  She studied music at the University of MN-Morris, Willamette University in Salem, OR, and at MSUM.  Joy studied voice primarily with Dr. Robert Olson of NDSU, and Linda Brice, founder of the Transformational Voice Institute in Portland, OR.

Joy’s performing highlights include:

Original member of the Jazz Vocal Quartet, “The Hot Dishes”, performances with vocal trio, the “Swizzle Chicks.”  Numerous musical theater shows including: Belle –“Beauty and the Beast”, Marian-“The Music Man”, Babe -“The Pajama Game”, and Tzeitel –“Fiddler on the Roof.”

Joy teaches classical technique for a healthy voice, that can be used in a wide range of musical styles.

Mission Statement:

It’s a Joy Music Studio believes in bringing the joy of music to people of all ages and skill levels, encouraging self-expression through the use of music, and developing a sense of community by sharing music with others.

A message from Joy:

I have been teaching individual voice lessons since 1998. As a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, I have attended workshops on a wide range of vocal and teaching topics. In addition to continuing education for teachers, the Association also provides venues for students to perform for judges and others students.

My teaching philosophy is to make learning music enjoyable for the student no matter what their age, skill level, or past experience may be. Students of all ages benefit from the confidence gained through learning music, and finding their own voice. I thoroughly enjoy assisting students with this process, and strive to keep the energy alive with gentle guidance, encouragement, and truly listening to each individual student’s needs.

Lessons are $175 for a month of lessons - one 45-min lesson per week.  Individual price is $45/lesson.

Former student Zach Rude -  Currently studying Vocal Performance at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and performing in the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Chorus.

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