Joy Slavens learned to play the piano at age seven and has been giving lessons for more than 25 years. After watching a harpist perform at a local church, she began taking harp lessons. Eventually, she graduated to a concert pedal harp and began teaching harp herself.
Joy is on staff as the assistant music director at a church. She also performs regularly on harp and piano, playing music from many genres.Joy loves to create new arrangements of many styles of music. She formed the Expressions of Joy harp ensemble after she performed with three students at a recital in 2013. The ensemble has grown to include an average of ten members. They perform together several times a year at local churches, historical events, and retirement homes.
"Music is my passion, and I am forever grateful to have been blessed with the gift of music. I find it to be rewarding that many others get to share in this gift through my music, or by learning for themselves."
All of Joy's publications on our site are PDF Downloads.
Joy wrote an article for Sylvia's monthly e-newsletter, telling about her harp journey. You can read the article here.