Where Learning Music is Fun!

Simply Music Piano Courses and Group Violin

A Message from Debi, “I am not your ‘traditional’ music teacher, far from it. At A Joyful Noise Music Studio, we believe learning to play music should be fun. Our studio offers Simply Music piano courses and violin lessons. Here students are encouraged to explore their creative and expressive musical abilities. We embrace the belief that music is written in our DNA and that everyone is musical. The majority of our lessons are taught in front of a music stand or on a piano bench however, other times you might find us outside playing musical hopscotch.

We believe that music introduced in the lives of our young children is as important as teaching them to walk and talk. I also have great respect for parents who understand giving music to our youth prepares them for many areas in their lives.

I was 6 years old when I began taking violin lessons, picking up piano and cello lessons along the way. I have been blessed to have studied under some amazing instructors such as Mr. Bill Elliot, Mrs. Mary White, and Mrs. Ruth Porter. I have played with MSSU Orchestra, and continue with CHCC Orchestra.

I enjoy sharing my love for music with our young and not so young generation. The ages of our students range from four to seventy-five years of age.

I want your musical experience to be enjoyable for a life time and I will work with you to make your experience fun and successful.”
Debi Downs, Owner

Simply Music Piano Classes

Simply Music is the largest playing-based music education institution in the world. From the first day, this innovative program has you playing a huge variety of music including:

  • Composing
  • Improvising
  • Arranging
  • Playing accompaniment
  • Classical
  • Blues
  • Jazz
  • Understanding and reading music

Group lessons as a class adds to the enjoyment of this learning experience.
Simply Music provides music therapy services that address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs for all ages. Music therapists often work with people with autism, developmental and physical disabilities, neurological disorders, and brain injuries.


Play-a-Story is a musical journey in which you and your child travel through a storybook world. It uses the piano as its mode of travel, creating sounds, melodies, harmonies and rhythms to express the story… literally, students create their own musical soundtrack. Using the piano, students learn to interpret mood, color and nuance as the story unfolds. Play-a-Story teaches this by providing a foundational, systematic and creative experience that harnesses children’s intuitive, musical appreciation and interpretation.