The Music Place

The Music Place

Joy James

San Jose, CA


Responds within hours

Like & Share

Bright eyed 3-year-olds stare expectantly as a big circle is drawn on the whiteboard in front of them. With a burst of energy, their teacher, Janice Morris, adds a squiggly line and two dots. "This is a smiley face", she exclaims. Janice Morris, founder and director of The Music Place, Fine Arts for Children! has developed an innovative teaching method that enables children as young as 2 to begin music theory while having fun. Blue eyes twinkling, "Miss Janice", as the children know her, dips her finger into pretend paint, makes a comical squeaking sound, and the "smiley face" suddenly becomes a "dirty face" and then a quarter note.

Charmed by her antics, the children giggle with delight. Mrs. Morris explains she is going to add a stem to the dirty face and it will become a quarter note. Now everything comes together as she asks, "How many counts does a quarter note get?"

"One!" the children all shout in unison. "Where Learning is Fun!" is the motto here.


Guitar, Piano, Dance, Drawing, Painting


San Jose, CA 95125

Phone verified

Teaching Area

ReviewsWrite a review

There are no reviews yet

Do you like what you see?