The Joy of Music School | Free Music Lessons for Children of Knoxville Who Can’t Afford Them

Spotlight on Donors: Dr. Harold Black

“My father said that every child ought to know how to do certain things. And on that list was music. Every child, in my father’s estimation, should learn how to play the piano, and then should learn another musical instrument.” So begins the story of Dr. Harold A. Black’s life in music. He learned piano, clarinet, and saxophone. Harold says his experience in his high school marching band, more than anything else, shaped his love of music.

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Berklee PULSE Keeps the Beat

 

eepsbeat In support of Pop, Jazz, R & B, and Hip Hop study, the School has been admitted to a prestigious network formed by Boston’s Berklee College of Music. The network’s curriculum component is the Berklee PULSE Music Method, a remarkably deep resource that supports guided teaching and learning of popular music through the innovative use of interactive online technologies. And PULSE rocks!

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Featured Student: Meet Caleb

Spotlight on Students Meet Caleb: He’s a high school student with lots of ambition, a work ethic to beat the band, and a sunny disposition. He avidly participates in weekly saxophone lessons at the Joy of Music School. His rapid progress is impressing everyone around here. We set him up with a primo saxophone. He studies with a top notch teacher who volunteers her time every week. Caleb needed a spark. He got it here. Now he’s glowing brightly.

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Spotlight on Teachers: Jack Fellers

Spotlight on Teachers

Jack Fellers got excited about music as a young man in middle school. A special person—his middle school band director—inspired him, and Jack took up the French Horn. With music as a constant companion, he went on to a remarkable career in science and as a university professor. Now retired from the rigors of teaching, lecturing and research, Jack fill his life with music once again. He remembers what inspiration meant to him at a young age. So he’s giving back and inspiring a new generation.

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