Let my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
As raindrops on the tender herb,
And as showers on the grass. — Deuteronomy 32:2

Joyce Hein, Director/Owner

Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher

Member of CFMTA

June 2023 — I had the wonderful opportunity to finally meet well-known Canadian composer Rebekah Maxner in person. We spent a lovely day walking around Victoria-by-the-Sea.

Joyce Hein, Director/Owner

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, adjudicating and composing, Joyce enjoys homeschooling her children, gardening, baking, quilting and reading.

Joyce's love of teaching started in 1996 when she started teaching two little girls in her home. In 2002 she began 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 going on to compete in provincials. Many have also 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 and voice 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, BC, and in 2008 choir director of Bethel Reformed Church of Abbotsford, BC, and is presently a choral director for Summerside Independent Baptist Church in PEI. She enjoys composing hymns that have been commissioned as well as for her own enjoyment. Joyce enjoys teaching out of her studio currently located in Darlington on Prince Edward Island.

Joyce holds an Associate Diploma with the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano Pedagogy and loves to share the wonders of music with her students.

Joyful Melodies location
Above: Joyful Melodies studio location

Lily-anne Hein, Art and Piano Teacher

Lily-anne Hein

Lily-anne has always had a passion for art as soon as she was old enough to hold a pencil. From 2018-2023 she studied with Katarina McCourt, in addition to taking classes from Michelle Miller, Geraldine Ysselstein and Louise De Masi. She is currently studying with Maya Hum. She has won awards for her artwork and is a regular contributor to Open Windows magazine. She enjoys the process of helping others create art, from start to completion.

Lily-anne has also studied piano since the young age of three, after being immersed in family music programs from birth. She has completed her Level 8 RCM piano and is currently studying Level 9 RCM and Elementary Pedagogy. She enjoys composing, which has won her several awards in the provincial composition festival. She also enjoys participating in the music festival, at both county and provincial levels. She particularly enjoys teaching beginner students using the Kelly Kirby method and is able to teach up to Level 4 RCM.