Joy Yeh is a Vancouver based harpist available for concert engagements, harp lessons, weddings and special events.
"Joy Yeh is a rare example of a consummate performer and expert pedagogue. The common thread that connects these two disciplines in the enthusiasm and expertise Joy brings to every performance an educational encounter. The Vancouver Academy of Music - and indeed the BC's musical community - is better served with Joy Yeh as one of its future leaders and stakeholders."
- Joseph Elworthy, Executive Director of Vancouver Academy of Music, Vancouver
"When I think of Joy Yeh, I immediately think of one of the most extraordinary harp students and human beings who graced my teaching studio in almost forty years. Her high level of technical mastery and artistry were so unusual for a student of her age, and as the years went by, I was continually amazed and gratified to experience this artistry expand, deepen and become ever more refined. Joy was always motivated, hard-working, high-striving, extremely responsible and accomplished. Her devotion to learning and openness to new ideas were the greatest gifts to me. Her performances as a concerto soloist, chamber musician or recitalist were always of the highest professional level and polish. Her integrity carried over into the social realm as well, where she exhibited so many fine qualities of respect, honor, compassion, generosity and kindness to peers and teachers alike. It was the greatest privilege and responsibility to be one of Joy Yeh's teachers and she holds my highest respect, acknowledgment and admiration."
- Rita Costanzi, International Solo and Recording Artist/Teacher/Actor, New York City
Taiwanese-Canadian harpist Joy Yeh is the harp faculty member of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Director-at-Large of the American Harp Society BC Chapter, Co-Head of the Harp Department at the Vancouver Academy of Music and the Co-Scholarship Chair of the Vancouver Women’s Musical Society. She obtains a doctoral candidacy from the Indiana University, a master degree from Yale University and a bachelor degree from UBC...
"I was a student of Joy's for two years at Indiana University. As a beginning student with no prior experience on the harp, Joy was so kind and patient with me. She taught me not only the workings of the harp (pedals, tuning, etc.), but also many valuable techniques that come in handy for different kinds of playing (harmonics, lower-string playing, fingering patters, etc.). I would recommend Joy to any student, beginner or experienced, because not only is she patient and generous as a teacher, she is also a very disciplined and talented harpist! It's such a "joy" to be a student of hers!"
- Amanda Kasem, Indiana University, Bachelor of Music
I have had students from different countries study with me, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, and France. My students are well-connected and active in performing with the Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra and at competitions/examinations such as the Kiwanis Music Festival, the Elsje de Ridder Armstrong Chamber Music Competition, the Edith Lando Gifted Youth Scholarship Competition and the RCM Examinations. Many have been recognized with honours and awards.
Having a harp at your event adds a touch of elegance and class with a classical and romantic atmosphere. Joy has played for many corporations and private functions at various venues in the city and has received enthusiastic feedback showcasing this beautiful instrument.