Teaching - Joyce Kwon
Joyce Kwon - singer, composer & gayageum player making folk music for folks of the diaspora
Joyce Kwon, voicekwon, gayageum, Asian American, Korean American, New American Folk
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Welcome to my teaching page. Music education has been an indispensable part of my life, helping me to grow into a better person. I believe music and arts education is for and should be accessible to everybody. With that in mind, I offer a range of options from private lessons to group workshops and classes as a teaching artist.  


I have a BA in music (composition & contemporary improvisation) from UC Berkeley and an MM in jazz performance (voice) from Manhattan School of Music. The degrees have come in handy as I continue to employ the improvisatory techniques from my training to daily life in addition to applying musical skills in my work as a composer/performer.


In voice lessons, you’ll learn healthy ways to support your voice through breathing and vocal exercises so that your voice can develop in a sustainable way. We’ll work on interpretation, phrasing, enunciation, and intonation on songs of your choosing (my background is in jazz, bossa nova, and indie/singer-songwriter but I enjoy all manner of pop music and love musical theatre!) and I’m happy to make recommendations based on your sound.

Private Lessons

Virtual or in person in Glendale, CA

  • Voice, non-classical
  • Composing, arranging & songwriting
  • Gayageum basics (read my post on finding a gayageum teacher)

Lesson Fee

Payable by Paypal or QuickPay with Zelle to voice [at] joycekwon.com. (If using Paypal: please select the “Sending to a friend” option so that no additional fee is accrued.)

  • $100 per 50-minute lesson
  • If purchased in a package of six 50-minute lessons: $500 total


I’ll confer with you to find a time on weekday afternoons/evenings Pacific Time.

Teaching Artist

Joyce is an active teaching artist in local schools and communities and around the web.

  • Teaching general music, vocal music, and piano for K–12th around South LA
  • Equity, Diversity, Accessibility & Inclusion committee at Young Musicians Foundation
  • Toy piano channel Poytiano highlighted by Google Arts & Culture for Beethoven’s 250th
  • Taught musical theatre workshops to second and third graders through Center Theatre Group
  • Presented jazz assemblies to sixth grade and pre-K thru second grade in NYC public schools
  • Presented workshop on Asian American advocacy and music to teenagers in Boston
  • Taught music to indigenous young people in Amazonian villages along the Rio Negro
  • Substitute taught gospel choir and assisted vocal jazz choir at LA County High School for the Arts
  • Innovation artist & speaker/consultant for classical music fellows at Music Academy of the West

A minute-long clip of Joyce’s Poytiano class for young students through the Homeschool Co-op

A video of Joyce’s performance at the 2019 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival’s Itsy Bitsy Shorts program

Interested in lessons or having Joyce teach a workshop? Contact Joyce.