Founder/owner, Joy Pappas, is a graduate of San Diego State University where she studied music and performed as a soloist and with ensembles. She has taught, directed and performed music throughout San Diego—for school districts, churches, choirs and private performances. At Joyful Keys Music Studio, we have taught students from all walks of life—from children to seniors, from beginners to advanced, and preparing students for audition and performing—locally and nationally.
We provide higher quality instruction than is normally available at affordable rates. We tailor the lessons to the individual and work at a pace appropriate for each student. We teach mechanics, technique, principles and theory of music. Anyone can teach how to play an instrument or sing notes—our methods enable students to progress as far as their abilities and desires will take them.
By teaching proper methods, our students do not learn bad habits. For students that have been trained poorly elsewhere, we correct bad habits and focus on learning proper techniques to improve their skills and maximize their potential.Our Lessons Contact Us
“Joy is great with students of all ages and levels. My son has been taking piano lessons with Joy for 15 years, as a beginner at age 5, and continues his advanced training while attending college. Joy does a wonderful job of incorporating music theory within her lessons, which helps to develop well-rounded musicians.
We highly recommend Joy and Joyful Keys Music Studio.”
“Thank you for kindling a desire and passion for music that will forever shape my life.
Through voice lessons with you, I have not only learned to sing, but also to laugh and enjoy the process.
Your kindness, talent and effortless joy have inspired me to persevere and never give up.”
“Tom makes learning to play the guitar fun for my daughter. His relaxed teaching style makes her lessons enjoyable, which motivates her to practice.
He is patient and knowledgeable, and they work on a wide range of styles—from country to jazz to classical.
We are very happy with the high quality of instruction at Joyful Keys Music Studio.”
Our students live in San Carlos, Del Cerro, Fletcher Hills, Lake Murray, Allied Gardens, La Mesa, Santee, El Cajon and in the SDSU & Grossmont College areas.