Teacher Joyce has been married to her husband, Tyson Hein, since December 2004. They have three children, Lily-anne born in March 2006, Levi born in April 2008 and Tevan born in November 2010. In addition to teaching, performing and composing, Joyce enjoys homeschooling her children, gardening, canning, baking, quilting, needlework and reading.
Joyce's love of teaching started in 1996 when she started teaching two little girls in her home. Her teaching experience includes teaching KG – Grade 6 General Music Instruction at Chilliwack Christian School (now known as Unity Christian School). After several years of working at Chilliwack Christian School, In 2005 she decided to open Joyful Melodies Music Studio and she still enjoys working from her award winning home-based business today.
Many of her students have won bronze, silver and gold in local music festival competitions, and have received gold medals for exams with both The Royal Conservatory of Music and Conservatory Canada in piano, flute, theory, history and piano pedagogy. Her students have also won composition awards, provincially and nationally.
Joyce has been performing flute, piano, voice and organ for weddings and funerals since 1997. She has also enjoyed being an accompanist for choirs and church worship. In 2003 she was the choir director for Voices of Faith Adult Choir of Chilliwack, B.C., and in 2008 choir director of Bethel Reformed Church of Abbotsford, BC, and choir director for Summerside Independent Baptist Church in PEI from 2012-2013. Her newest activities include composing hymns and Christmas music that have been commissioned as well as for her own enjoyment.
Joyce holds an Associate Diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano Pedagogy, receiving First Class Honours with Distinction. She is a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teacher Association, and is a certified Infant Massage Instructor as well as a certified WunderKeys Teacher. In November 2007 she received was awarded Abbotsford's Best Home-Based Business Award and the next day she was awarded a gold medal in flute performance from Conservatory Canada. She is able to prepare students for Christian Conservatory of Music, Canada and Royal Conservatory of Music examinations. She currently is expanding her knowledge by taking composition lessons with Christine Donkin, well-known Canadian composer.
Teacher Joyce enjoys teaching out of her studio on a white Yamaha Grand, currently located in Darlington on Prince Edward Island.