Songs, chants, games, movement, instrumental play
Joy Reeve has been immersed in Music her entire life. When her older siblings were learning piano, she asked if she could too, and her mother started teaching her at the age of 4. As a child, Joy sang at Sunday School, camp, elementary school, and at home, pretending the cord from the dishwasher was a microphone. By the time Joy was 12, she was studying piano and theory at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Around the time she was twenty she had graduated from the Royal Conservatory, and was attending the University of Toronto, where she was introduced to the Orff approach, and took her Levels training. Continuing at U of T, Joy graduated with a B.Mus., B.Ed., and M.A. in Teaching Learning and Curriculum. Joy became an Orff Levels instructor in 2006. From the courses and workshops she has given, three books have emerged. These books have become staples for Canadian music teachers. Joy’s creative ideas and lessons cultivate emotional connections, happiness and joy for children in the classroom.