I'd like to reach out on Joyce's behalf and tell you a little bit about our experience with her. I just wrote something similar to another parent interested in lessons with her. I think you will be pleased with your choice if you decide to have Joyce teach your children. She is a lovely, patient and kind woman and in my opinion an exceptional teacher. I have three children who take lessons with her. My oldest started piano at 5 years old and had a couple of different teachers before Joyce. My son started off with drums and switched to piano at age 7 when we found Joyce. My youngest, now 7, started with Joyce at 5. Having lessons in your own home is wonderful! My husband and I go about our business while Joyce works with all three kids, one after the next. She speaks/works with each of my children differently. She really gets to know the kids and has an good understanding of each them. My children love her. She gets to the best out of them even if they are having an off day or seem distracted. She never gives up and keeps them going. My son is a perfect example of that. He was unfocused last year during lessons. She stayed with him though and he started to really engage. I'm proud to say he received a certificate for "Most Improved Student" at this year's recital. Her flexibility is unmatchable. Our past music schools required contracts with strict attendance policies. Joyce asks for a reasonable notice if you need to cancel that week but that's it. She understands people have conflicts. We find her amazing and feel as though she's part of the family.
Hope this helps. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Best regards, Jenna