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Bio: Youthful and energetic, Joyce is passionate about music and teaching. She began studying classical piano and violin at age 5, and eventually went on to receive her teaching certification from the Guildhall School of Music in London. She has also studied jazz guitar with Rick Vandivier. Although her roots are classical, her influences include a broad range of artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, and Brian May, as well as Frederic Chopin and many others. For the past decade, Joyce has been actively involved in recording and performing guitar, keyboard, drum set, and violin professionally in a variety of styles (rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, classical, and jazz) with diverse groups. Joyce highlights the importance of preparation and performance, and encourages students to share their music in public. She integrates the joy of reading standard notation and learning the fundamentals of music theory into her lessons. She also teaches students the value of proper technique, ear training, and improvisation.

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Joyce Kuo

Instruments: Guitar, Piano

Specialties: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Reggae, Hip-Hop

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