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Joyce Polifka


Joyce Polifka has been teaching piano at Colorado College since 2006.  She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in music education and piano pedagogy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Prior to moving to Colorado Springs in 2006, she was on the faculty of Montgomery College in Rockville, MD, where she taught both group and private piano.  She also served as Director of Music at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD and Assistant Director of Music at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Rockville, MD and had a busy home studio of over 40 students.  In 2007, Joyce earned her National Certification as a Teacher of Music (NCTM).  In addition to teaching at CC, Joyce maintains an active private studio and assists with the youth choirs at Grace and St. Stephen’s  Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs.  She lives in Old Colorado City with her husband, Deke and their daughter, Elle and son, Luke.