Kids Music Workshop
The Performance Annex and The Music Workshop are proud to announce the arrival of Miss Joy! Joy Theissen is a degreed musician (bio below) who has been teaching a children's music class out of the Station Cafe in Wayne for the past couple of years and has recently out grown the space there. She will be teaching an introductory program to music for children 6 months to four years of age with a caregiver. The class covers the fundamentals of rhythm and pitch through a series of traditional and children's songs as well as incorporating aspects of movement, call and response and group participation. Best thing of all its FREE!! See the details below and come discover the impact of music in a young child's life.
Location: The Performance Annex: 6 Main Ave. Berwyn
When: Every Wednesday from 10:00am - 10:30am
*Please note that children must be accompanied by a caregiver the entire time of the class. Snacks are permitted and spill proof bottles/sippy cups. Please, no juice pouches/boxes.
Joy Thiessen has been playing music since she was 5 years old, plinking out children's songs in her early piano lessons. In time, Joy went on to play in bands and earn music degrees from Kutztown and West Chester University. At university she performed in percussion ensembles, sang in choirs, studied more piano, and learned guitar.
Joy reconnected with children's music when, for her, it became personal: she was finding herself doing command performances for her music-loving 2-year old daughter. Amazed at the response, she decided to branch out and check audience reaction among the local preschools. What a revelation! She found that kids are even less inhibited than the bar crowd-dancing, clapping, and singing along on a whim. Joy fell in love immediately with the unique, interactive experience of a kids' show. For years she served as music teacher at a couple of local preschools, cementing her stage name "Miss Joy." Later she shared her talents with Tredyffrin Public Library, performing story time programs for babies and families. She also found a devoted following among a group of kids and their caregivers in Wayne, while performing weekly at a local cafe.
Now the show is coming to Berwyn! Miss Joy will be playing at the Performance Annex at the Music Workshop, located at 6 Main Avenue, on Wednesdays from 10-10:30 am.