About Us

Providing Equal Access to the Arts

Established in 1998, Joe’s Academy of Music offers award-winning music and dance classes in Queens and Brooklyn for all ages, including instruction in more than a dozen instruments, voice, and both classical and modern dance. With an alumni of over 9,000 students, Joe’s has continued to be the place in New York City where students find their rhythm over two decades!
Ethos

What makes us different?

Our Mission

Our mission is to narrow the gap of unequal access to arts education, eliminate disparities and create a level playing field for all.
“We are committed to the goal that all students—regardless of income, age, or disability—are allowed access to the arts.”
Jolander Headley, Founder

Our Vision

Our vision is to promote diversity in music and performing art forms. We nurture and inspire music minds.  We transform and empower aspiring artists.
“Joe’s has proudly served Southeast Queens for close to two decades by greatly enhancing the musical arts education offerings in our community.”
Councilman I. Daneek Miller

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is rooted in the fact that we are created on purpose, for purpose. We believe in the worth, self-esteem, dignity and uniqueness of each individual.  We believe in the limitless possibilities as children are nurtured and families are enriched.
“We are a family-owned business that serves families."
Jolander Headley, Founder

"We are committed to the goal that all students—regardless of income, age, or disability—are allowed access to the arts."

Jolander Headley, Founder

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