Joyce is a native of Glasgow, Scotland and moved to  San Francisco, CA, in 1988 where she established herself as a teacher of Piano, Voice and Composition.



Joyce graduated from the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) with a dual degree, a BA in Vocal (Opera) and Piano performance.  Her minor at the academy was in foreign languages at which she excels.  She also obtained a Diploma in Secondary Education from St Andrews College of Education in Scotland.