Dani Joy Music Academy

Supportive Online Learning

-Classes taught LIVE weekly via Zoom

All classes are recorded for further study by any current students and stored in the Academy Archive for future Academy members.

-Our support team is hear to help you get setup with online learning

 – Buy one class ticket for $60 (single 3 week course) OR get a Full Access Academy Membership and take all the classes you want for a month! 

Music Theory

Technique

Self Expression

Mission Statement

As your teachers, we vow to guide you with gentle and compassionate understanding. We promise to listen to you, to assist with your struggles and to celebrate with your victories. We will search for songs to inspire you and we will nurture a caring, joyful community that will support you like a family.

This is our mission.

Dani Joy & Perry Stauffer

Instructors , Dani Joy Music Academy

Supportive Online Learning

This is a safe place for students to ask questions, explore musical curiosities, find gentle challenges to inspire critical thinking and meet friends from around the world who share the same interests.

-Classes taught LIVE weekly via Zoom

-3 Week Courses

All classes are recorded for further study by any current students and stored in the Academy Archive for future Academy members.

-Our support team is hear to help you get setup with online learning

-Monthly Starlight open Mic for Academy Members

Students are taught by professional touring musicians Dani Joy & Perry Stauffer, artists of Romero Creations instruments.

All curriculum for the Academy has been created by the artists, using their personal techniques of study. Music theory is broken down into understandable, applicable sections and students are given practice guide videos, audio samples, PDFs & Guitar Pro files to assist with at-home study. 

Upcoming Classes/ Events

Ukulele classes, festivals and more!

Celebrity Guest

Daniel Ho

Oct 25, 6pm pst

Amis Rondo; Part 1

Explore the amazing possibilities of what your fingers can do on this expressive original song.

We've heard your requests and we are back with Daniel Ho as our Celebrity Guest! 

Cost: Ticket to class or Academy pass

Amis Rondo Demo

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Mondays  in October

Fingerstyle-Amis Rondo Part 1

Mondays 11am & 6pmPST 

(Oct 11, 18, 25) 3 week course

*no class Oct 4

Description:Daniel Ho’s song Amis Rondo is a perfect way to learn classical fingerstyle technique, optimal tonal resonance from the instrument, and a basic understanding of a moving theme. 

Curriculum: 2 pages of a 6 page song right hand posture and execution left hand posture and commitment

Song: Amis Rondo

Skills acquired: Classical technique for optimal resonance.

Prerequisites: 

Basic TAB reading skills. 

*Note: This song sounds complex but is perfect for all levels of players who want to build a strong foundation in form. 

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Tuesdays  in October

Blues Uke: Willie Nelson's Rainy Day Blues 

Tuesdays 11am & 6pm PST 

(Oct 5, 12, 19) 3 week course

*no class Oct 26

Description: Dive into this iconic number by Willie Nelson featuring Jonny Lang. 

Song: Rainy Day Blues

Skills acquired: New Blues chord progression & transcribed riffs from the original track.

Prerequisites: There are no hard requirements, but we strongly recommend basic TAB reading and basic understanding of Nashville Number System.

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Wednesdays  in October

Jazz Uke: Willie Nelson Crazy 

Wednesdays 11am & 6pm PST 

(Oct 6, 13, 20) 3 week course

*no class Oct 27- Starlight Open Mic instead!

Description: No description needed. This classic, sung by Patsy Cline and written by Willie Nelson, is a beautiful progression and we’ll show you how to play it smooth and jazzy like Willie would want.

Song: Crazy

Skills acquired: Jazzy smoothness & further understanding of songwriting/chord structure.

Prerequisites: There are no hard requirements, but we strongly recommend basic TAB reading and basic understanding of Nashville Number System.

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Thursday mornings  in October

Beg 2.0-

Strum & Chew Gum!

Thursdays 11am PST 

(Oct 7, 14, 21) 3 week course

*no class Oct 28- Morning class only

Description: Strumming seems to be a common problem with New Ukulele players. In this class we will practice tapping our foot while playing a few handy strumming patterns to expand your musical library.

Skills acquired: You will learn how to keep a steady rhythm while playing a strum that's NOT boring!

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of chord shapes (C, Am, F, G7, G, Em & Dm)

*Note: This class is for Beginning Ukulele students. We purposfully go at an easy pace with digestable material.

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Thursday evenings  in October

Bass: Willie Nelson's Crazy

Thursdays  6pm PST 

(Oct 7, 14, 21) 3 week course

*no class Oct 28

**Evening class only, no morning option

***Oaired with Jazz Uke class

Description: If you’ve heard this song you know how cool this bass line is. It ebbs and flows, has peaks and valleys, and really highlights how to interplay with the vocals. 

Song: Crazy 

Skills acquired: Chord theory for bass, right and left hand technique, triplets rhythm practice and a greater understanding of the function of a walking bass line.

Prerequisites: There are no hard requirements, but we strongly recommend basic TAB reading and basic understanding of Nashville Number System.

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Wednesday October 27

Academy Starlight Open Mic

Wednesday 11am & 6pm PST 

Description: Shine your light! Academy Members and students are welcome to sign up and perform a song in front of their loving piers once a month at Starlight Open Mic. Each participant earns a Moxy Point!

Songs: Play whatever your heart desires!

Skills acquired: Performance, crisis management, breathing, how to recieve praise.

Prerequisites: Must be an Academy Member

Or puchase a One Month Academy Pass and gain access to all classes along with an Academy Archive (1 year's worth of class material/video links) 

Free Tutorials

Share with your friends! 

3 Minute Tutorial:

Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

w/ Dani Joy

1 Minute Tutorial:

ABC's of the Fretboard

w/ Dani Joy 

84 Minute Tutorial:

Guitar Pro; Part 1

w/ Perry Stauffer

Meet your Teachers

Dani Joy & Perry Stauffer

Dani Joy

Dani Joy is a performing musical artist of Romero Creations who is best known for her ability to weave her crooning alto vocals together with complex campanella fingerpicking accompaniment through original music.

For nearly a decade she has been entrancing audiences across the globe, inviting them in with her velvet vocals and compassionate style of teaching. She has just finished her newest project, an album of original songs in partnership with world-music artist Daniel Ho, titled “Drop In My Flower”

Perry Stauffer

Perry Stauffer is a multi-instrumentalist who enjoys recreating old time swing music with ukulele, upright bass, baritone uke and guitar. He often accompanies Dani Joy in concert, showcasing bluesy solos and laying down strong, foundational bass lines. 

Academy Archive

 

Academy Members have access to the Class Archive, a treasure trove of tutorial videos and PDF’s of all classes taught since May 2020.

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Sun : Closed
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