Violin, Viola, Chamber Ensembles, String Quartets, Beginning Piano
Violist Joy Holz earned a bachelor of Arts degree in Music at Kansas State University where she served as Principal Violist of the University Orchestra. While studying at KSU, Ms. Holz performed in multiple chamber music groups and participated in the first Kansas Intercollegiate Orchestra. Ms. Holz completed her Masters degree in Viola Performance and Pedagogy from Colorado State University in 2016, where she and other students formed the Zinnia String Quartet as part of the Graduate String Quartet Program.
We have enjoyed ALL of our instructors at Harris, and see each as professional and well suited to their role in educating children. Joy made the transition of a new instructor easy and fun with her attitude and teaching style. Keely responds well to her straight-forward and fun style as well as her use of creative techniques for memorization of skills and lessons. We feel well informed and can see Keely’s progress! I am in awe and have much gratitude to Joy and all who pass their knowledge and love of music to my children…as I can personally only do so through you…I might be next on the list for BEGINNER lessons. – Jennifer B. (Parent)
Joy is a very fun teacher. I love learning new things with her.
Joy is the best violin teacher I’ve ever had and no matter what she is happy. – Amiya B. (Student)
She’s a great teacher, she’s very positive!
Joy has reignited my passion to pursue viola! I’ve learned more from her in 4 months than I ever learned from my old instructor in 2 years! I respect her decisions and teaching style, it’s always a joy! – Taylor N. (Student)
My girl loves Joy. Joy has been so patient with my child. Joy’s enthusiasm encouraged my girl to learn better. Thank you so much Joy. – Parent of current student
Joy is a true joy! I always look forward to lessons and have learned so much. – Neila H.
Thank you for teaching me. The songs are making so much sense to me. I always want to be your student. – Joseph L.
You are an awesome teacher! I am excited to keep learning music from you! – Liberty
Liberty has learned so much from you, and is loveing playing violin. Thank you! – Parent of Liberty