We had the good fortune of connecting with Georgia Joice and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Georgia, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
Our students are in high development growth. Not only for their personal skills & mindset, but for giving back to our Spring communities. All of our students have a chance multiple times a year to perform for local area rehab facilities for special needs and for seniors at retirement communities. The gift of music is something that is GREAT to regift and see the impact you can have on others. We love to make our audiences smile, sing along, and to feel valued & loved!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I just love teaching others to learn to sing or play an instrument or further develop their tech skills. It would be silly to not mention how practice effected my art (and still does), but it is more than that. It is the gratification you get from accomplishment, the confidence in knowing that you can work at something and get it. My first piano recital could’ve been a disaster. I was about 5 years old and went to the bench to play a memorized piece in a large, cavernous church, in front of everyone I knew. I stumbled and stumbled on one part. I just couldn’t get past it! I wanted to run out of the building or hide under the bench! But you know what? I got so frustrated that I restarted that part about 8 times, grunting & exhaling loudly! I finally rolled it out and went on and the crowd was super supportive. I continued to perform year after year because I knew I would survive! 🙂
That recital taught me SO much! Perfection is not interesting. Perseverance pays, and People are kind.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would take them to Old Town Spring for shopping & eating for the day. We could then head to Pearl Fincher Museum to view local art & take a hike along our creek trails. We’d probably end the day hanging at my home, talking & sipping something good.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The most important people I have to thank for my journey is my mom & dad. They made my weekly piano lessons a priority in their budget & time for 13 years. I totally didn’t realize the sacrifice they gave until I was an adult & parent myself.
My parents would take my siblings and I regularly to local nursing homes & Seaman Centers when we were kids, just to make the people there smile & forget their troubles. They did this consistently throughout my childhood and teen years and I wanted to continue that tradition with the next generation, but on a bigger scale. I especially want all of our students to see the impact they can have on another person’s life & feelings through the gift of music.
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