She began her adult life practicing Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in the Boston area followed by the founding and directing The Circle of Wellness which brought meditation, Qiqong, nutrition counseling and storytelling to the senior population in area senior centers and assisted living facilities.
Over the decades, as a singer, Joyce has performed as a cabaret soloist in several one-woman shows, in large professional choruses as well as small folk ensembles. She has a degree in piano performance and composition and continues her classical studies with the wonderful teacher, Roberto Poli. She has led children’s choruses and been artist in residence at the Atrium school in Watertown, MA. More recently, Joyce followed her professional children, and learned to play the fiddle.
Twenty years ago, Joyce joined Hearts and Noses Hospital Clown troupe and has never stopped clowning for hospitalized children in several area hospitals.
Most recently, she has written two wonderful children’s books illustrated by Ellie Norton. Rainbow Neigh Neigh and Celeste and Her Nest are available on Amazon.
Joyce lives in Newton, MA with her husband, Lev, and 3 grown daughters and grandchildren living nearby.