Biography

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Joy Morin is a pianist and teacher currently residing in northwest Ohio, where she operates an independent piano studio. Her keen interest in piano pedagogy leads her to endeavors including blogging (at ColorInMyPiano.com), authoring resources for piano teachers, presenting workshops, and serving for regional piano teachers’ associations. Joy is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), currently serving as Vice President for Affiliated Associations for the Ohio Music Teachers Association and Vice President for the Toledo Piano Teachers Association. In recent years, Joy has been pursuing her interest in Edwin Gordon’s work with Music Learning Theory (MLT). She completed the Piano Certification Course through the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML.org) in 2016.

Joy attained a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan), where her responsibilities included teaching group piano classes and collaborating with vocalists and instrumentalists. At Central, she studied piano and piano pedagogy with Adrienne Wiley. Joy earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Hope College (Holland, Michigan), where she studied piano with Andrew Le and piano pedagogy with Adam Clark. Upon graduating summa cum laude from Hope, she received the MTNA StAR award and was granted membership into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honorary society and the Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. Joy also holds an Associate of Music degree in piano performance from Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), where she studied with Mary Scanlan.

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Joy Morin is a pianist and teacher currently residing in northwest Ohio, where she operates an independent piano studio. Her keen interest in piano pedagogy leads her to endeavors including blogging (at ColorInMyPiano.com), authoring resources for piano teachers, presenting workshops, and serving for regional piano teachers’ associations. Joy is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), currently serving as Vice President for Affiliated Associations for the Ohio Music Teachers Association and Vice President for the Toledo Piano Teachers Association. In recent years, Joy has been pursuing her interest in Edwin Gordon’s work with Music Learning Theory (MLT). She completed the Piano Certification Course through the Gordon Institute for Music Learning (GIML.org) in 2016. Joy holds a Master of Music degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan) and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Hope College (Holland, Michigan).

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Joy Morin is a pianist, teacher, speaker, and writer of a blog at ColorInMyPiano.com. As an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Joy currently serves as the VP of Affiliated Associations for OhioMTA. She holds a Master of Music degree in piano pedagogy from Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, Michigan) and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Hope College (Holland, Michigan). Joy operates an independent piano studio in northwest Ohio.

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Joy Morin’s keen interest in piano pedagogy leads her to endeavors such as writing a blog at ColorInMyPiano.com, presenting for piano teachers, and serving for OhioMTA. She operates an independent piano studio in northwest Ohio.

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Joy is available as a collaborative pianist or event pianist in the northwest Ohio area.  Joy is also an active piano teacher (please visit the studio website at pianostudio.joymorin.com to learn more about piano lessons).