Sarah Joyis creating Recordings, Music Videos, and Music Tutorials
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My parents gave me a cello when I was 5 years old and I immediately began studying with my grandmother (an Eastman graduate). When I was about 10, I started learning how to use recording software and soon became obsessed with writing and capturing music. At age sixteen, I left home to continue my classical studies with Professor Jeffrey Lastrapes at Texas Tech University and graduated summa cum laude 4 years later. During my college years, I earned a seat with the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, taught at the local schools, and kept writing/recording songs in my spare time.
Post-college, I began building my social media presence, which in turn, has built my cello studio, connected me to other musicians, and given me the artistic freedom to create whatever content I desire. My music is now distributed by the Italian label, Halidon Music; I have incredible sponsors; and my cello studio consists of hard-working, dedicated students from around the world. With over 3 million views on my YouTube channel, over 70,000 followers on Instagram, and mentions from BuzzFeed, The Daily Dot, R1L Music and others, I am truly enjoying my experience of being an online musician.
“Much like fellow digital stars 2Cellos, Piano Guys, Kevin Olusola of Pentatonix, and That Viola Kid, Joy is evolving our idea of classical music.” – The Daily Dot
Over the past four years, I have mostly created tutorials and covers, but am now transitioning into sharing primarily classical, original, and collaborative works. My songs and compositions are wholesome and hopefully thought-provoking. The inspiration ranges, but I am mostly interested in topics of religion, philosophy, psychology, and social commentary. I generally blend classical, jazz, and folk elements.
The purpose of this Patreon page is to give my listeners the option of supporting my work. Any contribution will be put towards creating higher quality videos, compensation for collaborators, and travel expenses for live performances. Although I have been on YouTube for four years, I am just beginning and I know that the future holds exciting new opportunities. I would love to include you in the growth process.
As a patron, your contribution will be received every month. I will be posting my YouTube videos to this site, but also special videos that are just for you. I may also give occasional free downloads, life updates, or other little things that (again) are exclusively for my patrons. For those of you who have chosen to support me, you have my most sincere thanks. I am honored to have you by my side.