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About Joan Gast

Joan Gast
Joan Gast
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Snellville, GA
Speaks: English, Spanish
Instructs: Guitar, Piano, Voice
Education: SUNY Geneseo, BA Piano Performance and Music Theory; Additional graduate level credits in Piano and Voice studies
Performance Experience: Collaborative piano performer, previously in Oneonta, NY; in greater Atlanta since 1997; Church musician; currently directing a high school choir and select men's vocal ensemble at Artios Academies of Gwinnett, where I also am on staff as piano instructor and accompanist.
Teaching Experience: Private studio 30+ years; classroom experience 30+ years
Teaching Philosophy: My priorities as a teacher are that my Students will... (1) enjoy learning music, (2) gain musical skills to enrich their lives, and (3) know that seeing them every week matters to me.

Get to know Joan Gast

A native of Upstate New York, Joan has lived and taught in several regions, including Costa Rica and Colombia, (Se habla español.) With over 30 years of teaching experience, Joan takes great joy in seeing students of any age gain skills and grow to love music-making. She will gear lessons to the individual student's needs and interests, with the aim of keeping them engaged and making progress. As a piano teacher, she offers instruction in classical piano, worship styles, chartreading, and pop genres.

As a vocalist and choral director, Joan has founded church and school choirs. She currently directs a high school chorus and a select men's ensemble. She has years of experience as a vocal coach and accompanist for productions of Broadway musicals, for classical voice and musical theatre competitions and auditions. She offers instruction in all genres of vocal music.

Joan is additionally available to coach High school students preparing for college auditions in piano or voice, as well as tutoring for AP music theory. She is on staff at Artios Conservatory of Gwinnett, is a church musician, and performs frequently in the metro area as a freelance accompanist for choirs, soloists, weddings and other special occasions.

Joan Gast teaches at:
1905 Scenic Highway N Suite 610
Snellville, GA 30078
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