Private Lessons

Always wanted to play an instrument, but never had the time? Used to play and want to get back into it? Our individual lessons are perfect for you! We have an exceptional staff of musicians who will create a lesson that works for your interests. 

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Age Requirements
  • Private lessons are for 7 yrs old to 70+ yrs old! If your child is younger, please consult our Kindermusik programs or discuss with us
  • Voice lessons are for 10 yrs and older due to development of vocal ability & focus
  • For group classes, please visit options on our Middles, Teens and Adults pages, depending on your age.

Why can’t my 5-year-old take private lessons? Because we’ve got the best program already in place for them! Kindermusik Musicians is an exceptional, award-winning program where students will learn all the fundamentals to be prepared to take private music lessons, but in an age-appropriate, fun group setting. Our Kindermusik Grads have incredible success in private lessons and are HAPPY making music!

Required Materials

Books can be ordered through the front desk by either the teacher or the parent! Instruments are the family’s responsibility. An Account on My Music Staff is provided by the studio: it’s where you can find your lesson notes, contact your teacher, and even book make-up lessons! Sign in through the portal on this page.

If you have any questions about how to find an instrument, click here.

Click here to Meet your teacher!

Makeup Policy


  • Not well enough to attend your lesson in person? No problem! We can Zoom you in live at your lesson time! Please give our studio notice 2 hours prior to the start of your lesson time so that we are prepared to make the shift.
  • Unable to Zoom live with us? No problem! We have several make-up days scheduled throughout the year at specific times – start of January for Fall make-ups, end of April for Winter make-ups, end of June for Spring make-ups. Log in to your student portal on this page and select one of the open make-up slots on your calendar.
RCM Exam and Kiwanis Festival Info

Our Teachers are able to lead students to prepare for Royal Conservatory Exams on several instruments, including piano, voice, violin and more. These exams are a recognized standard and give lessons a more formal purpose. Exams can be “written” at every playing level, and students showing keen interest in pursuing music are encouraged to begin the process of exams. RCM Exam Prep students must take 45-minute Maestro Lessons (Grade 2-6) or 60-minute Crescendo Lessons (Grade 7-10). Students will also be required to complete required theory/history work over the school year as guided by your teacher. This may involve an online course portion depending on level.

Check out the requirement details here


The Halifax Kiwanis Music Festival is an historical event that Joyful Sounds Music Studio students have been involved with for many years. Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre, Songwriting, Winds and Brass are just some of the classes we have enrolled students to compete in. It is a rigorous opportunity that involves dedicated practice throughout the year, with the competition happening in March and April. Students with strong practice routines at home will be invited to participate in Kiwanis classes. Want to know more? Ask your teacher!


Musical Olympics

At Joyful Sounds Music Studio, we pride ourselves in making music learning fun. We also want our students to strive for working hard with strong practice routines at home. 

Every February, we have our annual Musical Olympics competition. Students aim to achieve high practice minutes, work on bonus challenges, and have the opportunity to win big prizes from DQ blizzards to Chromebooks! 

It’s a magical fun month and you can see more about previous competitions here. The month ends with a celebration of our Ultimate Musical Olympians – those reaching the highest level of practice throughout the month.

Recitals and Performances

Every student deserves the opportunity to share their passion for music by performing at our annual events. In the Fall, we celebrate with our Holiday Song-a-Thon – a smaller in-house performance opportunity with a festive feel.

Our Spring Year-End Recitals tend to be more formal at a larger venue with our students performing in front of a larger crowd. We always aim to have our students feel comfortable and confident in their presentations.

For our Adult Students, we host in-studio “Adult Nights”, where we encourage adult students to perform, but also recognize that it’s more about connecting and sharing in the music making experience. These nights are always a highlight for our adult students.

We also hold our Annual Gala Awards event. This is where we celebrate students who have reached high levels of achievement throughout the year, and recognize some special award recipients. It’s a special event with lots of applause!

Lesson Pricing
  • 30-minute Presto Lesson: for new students, beginner students, or those looking for a lighter lesson option. Perfect for having fun and making great music! $109.00 monthly, September to June
  • 45-minute Maestro Lesson: ideal for students ready to take their musical learning to the next level. More expectation on the student in terms of continued practice, theoretical and technical requirements. Students must have at least 2 years of lesson experience. Students wishing to pursue RCM examinations must register in this tier. $159 monthly, September to June
  • 60-minute Crescendo Lesson: ideal for students who have reached a high level of musical artistry, and may be planning on pursuing music post secondary should consider this level when registering for lessons. This is also suitable for students who enjoy the longer lesson time with their teacher.
    Note: Students working on RCM Examinations at Grade 7 and above MUST register for this tier in order to complete all required elements during lessons.
    $209.00 monthly; Sept to June


FAMILY/MULTIPLE: 10% off 2nd & 3rd student. This also applies to students taking more than one lesson. Example: a student taking piano and voice would receive 10% off second set of lessons.
FRABA: 10% off overall for active FRABA Members – please provide proof of membership by listing business below. This discount means all associated fees with Joyful Sounds Music Studio are reduced by 10% overall.
Discounts cannot be used in combination.

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Joyful Sounds Music Studio offers private lessons in the following instruments:

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Violin
  • Fiddle
  • Voice
  • Ukulele
  • Drums
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Cajon
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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 9 AM – 8 PM

Sat:         9 AM – 3 PM

Sun:        Home making music with our families!


Joyful Sounds Music Studio

 3060 Hwy #2,

Fall River, NS,

B2T 1J5

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