Welcome to Joanie Clark Music.
Thank you for visiting my website and your interest in my studio. It has been my privilege to teach piano and voice to many students these past years in my private music studio. My past experiences in teaching were in Metro Nashville as a choral director at the high school level and at Donelson Christian Academy teaching K-4 through high school music. Currently, in addition to my private voice and piano students, I also teach adjunct piano at Trevecca Nazarene University. This time has allowed me to develop effective communication skills, allowing more than just "music" to be taught. I traveled for two years singing all across America from Washington state to the East Room of the White House, Washington, DC. I have been a studio session vocalist, backing up many of Nashville's Christian artists and also singing on music publishing projects.
I offer piano and voice instruction for students of all ages. Currently, my youngest student is 5 years old and my oldest is 63. Learning music is a life long experience, and I encourage all ages to be involved.
I am a member of Music Teachers National Association, American College of Musicians, Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and Nashville Area Music Teachers Association. I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree with piano and voice emphasis and Belmont University graduate work.
All styles of music from Classical to Pop are taught. Ear training, theory, improvisation, music history, Piano Guild, and recitals are all part of the curriculum.
There is a $20 registration fee for each family as well a $35 deposit for purchasing music and supplies. Tuition fees are based on a semester (Spring, Fall, and Summer), not the individual lesson. The tuition is divided evenly into monthly payments, although some parents choose to pay for the semester in full. I purchase all supplies and music needed, and these costs are deducted from the student supply account. A registration packet is available that contains all information regarding tuition fees and payment schedules.
Music has a profound, positive, life-long effect on learning. This statement has been verified time and time again in research studies conducted around the world. Among children and adults, listening to music has been shown to enhance spatial reasoning which in turn facilitates skills essential for putting together puzzle pieces, solving geometry problems, analyzing numbers and information, and so much more. Music is essential to education today!
I do not take lightly the task of teaching your child. It is my goal to provide you with an excellent piano and voice curriculum which will enable each student to acquire the music skills that will last for a lifetime of musical enjoyment. It is my hope that all students will excel at the gifts and talents with which they have been blessed.
Please feel free to call and schedule a conference or tour of the studio. The information is on the Contact Us page.