I am so excited to share the JOY of music lessons and Music Together® with you and your child. Together we will create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
I have completed special training to lead Music Together and Kiddy Keys classes, and continue to learn and develop skills that will support parents as they lead their children into a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Let the adventure begin!
Valerie Wilkerson- Director, Joyful Noise Music
When I was a little girl I remember lying in my bed at night and falling asleep to the sound of my Daddy downstairs playing the piano and singing. Since I grew up in a family who had a love of music it was natural that I loved music from an early age. I started piano lessons at age 6 and continued into high school where I added singing in choirs and playing in the band. I went on to major in music in college and earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. I taught music at all grade levels – general music, bands and choirs for several years before my husband and I started a family. I have been lucky enough to be able to stay home with my boys and teach piano and voice lessons from my home.
Music has afforded me the opportunity to travel all over the world singing and playing. No matter what culture I was in or what language I was speaking there was an instant bond with others through music! I feel blessed to have the chance to bond with families and teach them to bond with each other through music. Oh, how I wish I had learned of Music Together when my boys were young! It is a true privilege to get to work doing something you love and have so much FUN doing it!