Summer and Year-round Music Immersion Series 
June and August 2017 and Work/School Seasons 2018 

Daily music lessons for intensive individual work or play in a group we design! 

Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical Chamber Music, World Music! 

Two locations: Magic Flute Music Store & Point Reyes Music Center! 

Two or four hours each day. Two to five days in a row. Lift your music to an entirely new level! 

Intent to register for summer due by May 1, 2017.  Payment by May 15, 2017.  Call 415-663-9176.

ALSO...This Spring!

Celebrating our 20th anniversary 
with a month-long "open mic" festival 
at Toby's Gallery in Point Reyes Station, CA
Write Joyce@JoyceJazz.com or call 415-663-9176 to 
register interest in sharing your work at this community arts fest! 
Hope to see you during the entire month of April 2017!

 Saturday, April 15, 2p.m., Toby's Gallery: Composing Ourselves in Times

 of Change - a live spoken and sung word event at this month-long arts fest

 for community repose, featuring the poetry and stories of: Julia Bartlett,

 Nancy Bertelsen, Kris Brown, Joan Thornton, Jean Knapp, Claire Peaslee,

 plus Joyce Kouffman's multi-instrumental music improvisations accompanying

 Brian Kervin, Devi Weisenberg, Maureen "Mo" Blumenthal, new jazz

triptych paintings by Joe Blumenthal, and Toni Littlejohn's painting entitled: "Drumming Earth."


 special appearance by West Marin's internationally recognized

 singer-songwriter Harmony Grisman premiering new material from her

 upcoming CD. Donations welcome. (A fundraising invitation and pre-order

sheet for Joyce's upcoming guitar and cello CD "Music to Paint By,

Music to Live By" resides in Toby's Gallery). 


 Sunday, April 16 - Saturday April 22 (except for Thursday, April 20),

daily at 3:00-5:00p.m. Toby's Gallery, Composing Ourselves in Times of

Change; Daily Arts for Everyone. Join composer/multi-instrumentalist Joyce

Kouffman in creating music, art, and poetry amid a beautiful display of

art in Toby's Gallery! Instruments available or bring your own. All levels

of experience welcome! Donations welcome. (A fundraising invitation and

pre-order sheet for Joyce's upcoming guitar and cello CD "Music to Paint

By, Music to Live By" resides in Toby's Gallery).


Saturday, April 22, 2p.m. Composing Ourselves in Times of Change: Student

Showcase, Toby's Gallery. Come support the upcoming generation of

musicians including San Domenico High School drummer Josh Rowe performing

with fellow high school jazz stars Zane Hornick and Grant Gelardi.

Surprise guests, too. (A fundraising invitation and pre-order sheet for

Joyce's upcoming guitar and cello CD "Music to Paint By, Music to Live By"

resides in Toby's Gallery).


Saturday, April 29, 2p.m. Toby's Gallery: Composing Ourselves in Times of

Change: Jazz-in-the-Spirit with jazz masters Mary Watkins, Cheri Anderson,

and Joyce Kouffman. An uplifting Jazz Journey to rejuvenate our spirits.

(A fundraising invitation and pre-order sheet for Joyce's upcoming guitar and 

cello CD, "Music to Paint By, Music to Live By," resides in Toby's Gallery). 

Suggested Donation: $20. 

Secure online payment with charge card via PayPal.
You will be able to enter specific amount to pay 
(e.g., $40 for 2 tickets).  
Please include a note with name (for will-call) and date of event.

Saturday, April 29, 3:15p.m. and 3:30p.m. Closing Reception and Group

Photo of all Composing Ourselves in Times of Change participants. Toby's


A full spectrum music and arts learning center 
that names and nurtures your unique creativity

Director, Joyce Kouffman
Composer, cellist, guitarist, drummer and percussionist, producer, educator

 Whatever your age, our mission is to work with you over a span of time to build your skills and your love of music. All the arts are utilized in this process from storytelling, to writing poetry and songs, to drawing and taking photos and video. We also dance, throw and bounce balls for hand-eye coordination, tell jokes in rhythm, and aspire to be at the heart of childhood, no matter our age, at every opportunity.

  Private lessons, Classes, and Rock, Jazz, World Music and Classical Ensembles in numerous instruments

Family and Friends Music and Arts Retreats in scenic Point Reyes, California

 Recording and Composing workshops

Joyce Kouffman is also available to perform on jazz drums and gentle percussion, cello and electric cello, and ambient solo jazz guitar at your social events

Point Reyes Music  Center Announces a new rigorous hands-on musicianship and ear training  program for all ages! This is a basic Harvard College course (and children's prep course) in music skills made available to everyone, uniquely designed for each student's goals and pleasure! 

See details under "Classes and Lessons"


Erudite, playful, deeply intuitive, Joyce Kouffman is a 

masterful, creative teacher/facilitator who listens to you 

and follows your creative energies in a special way.



Classes & Lessons
  • A River of Words and Music DVDPoetry readings by Jane Hirshfield, Linda Pastan, and Robert Hass, accompanied by new music compositions by Joyce Kouffman, premiered before a sold-out audience on October 5, 2007.
  • Joyce has recorded and produced four CDs.  Joyce's solo recording If Bach Were Brazilian... features Cello, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion interpretations of J. S. Bach, with a danceable Latin touch. All instrumental parts performed by Joyce. This is a 20-minute preview CD.   (1999) and  (2004) feature pianist-composer Mary Watkins and other great musicians including Cindy Brown, Ruth Davies, and Don Braden.
  • Please write for a special limited edition of Joyce's poetry and music recording "Fierce Unruly Joy," with prize winning poet, Linda Pastan, and special guest vocalist LisbethScott !