As a Piano Teacher

"I have known Joan for 10 years, since she started teaching piano to my kids. She provided a great musical foundation for them, making it possible for them to branch out into other instruments and opening up worlds of possibility. The numerous live recitals were especially valuable and utterly unforgettable. Joan is a true professional, thoroughly dedicated to teaching music, and you can tell she loves her work."  Brian B.

"I made a decision that I wanted to fullfil a promise to myself to take piano lessons by the time I was 40. I did purchase a piano and started taking lessons. My teacher at the time was patient, but he lacked something to enable me to grasp concepts that I needed to progress further. Throughout the years, I have been able to call Joan and work through issues over the phone as we are not in the same geographic area. Her ability to explain concepts to me over the phone has helped me move forward. While I still have a long way to go, I know that I can always depend upon Joan to help me with issues I have whenever I'm perplexed."  Gary C., Atlanta, GA

"Joan is very passionate about music and singing, and she ensures that your lessons are fun as well as useful.  She is a hoot and will keep you laughing while you are learning!"  JDS, Adult Student

"Joan Miller - Accompanist extraordinaire!  Thank you so much for taking time to help me polish my solo.  Your encouragement with humor is one of a kind".  Karen Moulton, Student & Choir Member

"My daughter Sydney has been with Joan for well over a year (2012).  Joan is a wonderful music teacher with exceptional attention to details but always ensuring Sydney has fun and enjoys her weekly lessons.  We have many recitals during the year and they are a great way to spend an afternoon as all the students get together to play and show us their new talents.  Joan also conducts a summer Young Composers and it is truly an inspirtation to listen to what the students have written.  Joan's prices for lessons are the best around the East Bay Area.  I have recommended Joan to other parents and I will continue to do so at every opportunity"!  Colin Milgate

"Joan Miller gave creative personable instruction to my six year old son. Her patience and kind nature helped him blossom musically."  Sherri B.

As a Voice Teacher & Vocal Coach

"Joan has taught my daughter since she was 6 years old.  My daughter always dreamed of being on stage.  Joan referred us to a performing theatre group, helped her with auditions and she was accepted for 7 years and after she graduated high school, Joan prepped and prepared her for auditions at Performing Arts colleges.  My daughter was accepted at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/LA, and through Joan's perserverance and support, our daughter received a 4 Year Scholarship at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in LA.  Thank You Joan!"  Greg B

"Joan is a great voice coach. I wanted to improve my singing for personal use, not for the stage. She taught me some great exercises and tips and it was so fun!"  L. Boyle


As an Accompanist

"Joan is a fantastic accompanist and can play any piano/keyboard/organ for any group in any venue - she really is that talented!"  JS, Choir Member

"Joan Miller has been the accompanist for two choral groups, which I have been a member, her patience, sense of humor and range of musical knowledge has been a strong asset for our singers".  Sandy Scott-Jones, Choir Member

"Joan Miller never ceases to amaze me with her talents, her love of teaching music, and her versatility. I first met her as the accompanist to a choir 6 years ago. Since then have enjoyed working with her and learning from her. Her wonderful personality makes music even more joyful....." Elsie Witt, Choir Member

"I have had the pleasure of working with Joan Miller for several years now, singing in two East Bay women's choruses for which Joan served as musical accompanist.  Joan is able to hear and support us as we learn our parts, and to accompany the chorus beautifully in performances.  As amateur singers it is a great advantage to have such a highly qualified professional supporting our efforts.  Furthermore, Joan is a delightful person.  She has a wonderful sense of humor, and makes us all laugh with funny statements and sometimes with spontaneous, brief piano solos, greatly increasing the joy of our rehearsals.  Joan makes a valuable contribution to the artistic life of our community through her many activities including those noted above.  I cherish the opportunity to know and work with her. "  Olivia Armstrong, Choir Member

As a Performer for Music Therapy

"Joan has provided joy to adult day program participants in a delightful way over many years. She has a wonderful sense of humor and displays patience and understanding regarding the needs of memory impaired individuals.Her music is always upbeat. She is personable, spontaneous and dedicated. Her passion shines thru at each visit. It is a pleasure to know and recommend her." Marvelyn Davis