Who We Are

Joyful Noise was started over 15 years ago by Gail Smith and her two daughters, Ashley Becton and Monica Vandiver. All three are classically and professionally trained as music educators and have dedicated their lives to spreading the joy of music to the families of  West Texas. When not teaching private lessons and classes, they are constantly looking to the future of music education, bringing the latest and best practices in student development to the Joyful Noise family.


What’s Going On

There’s something for everyone at Joyful Noise! Whether it’s private lessons or group classes, from babies all the way to adults, Joyful Noise offers the highest quality in musical training and makes the learning experience fun and highly impactful.

Along with a large, professionally trained, staff, Joyful Noise provides lessons in a wide range of instruments as well as unique musical opportunities, like our Music and Movement classes and Drums Alive program. It’s also extremely important to Gail, Ashley, and Monica that each student and family finds the right fit for them, which is why there’s a flexible schedule and the Joyful Noise staff works hard to pair students with the perfect teacher at the right weekly time slot. 

Our Values

  • Family
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Growth
  • Fun

Our Goals

Spread Joy

  • We love music and know the joy it brings in life and how it can change a life. That’s why we strive everyday to spread this joy to our students.

Develop Character

  • Life traits like discipline, integrity, and confidence are vital to having a healthy and vibrant life, full of opportunity. Our students learn the value of setting goals, then working hard and persevering to accomplish those goals. All while having fun!


  • Whether it’s music and arts or friendships and wonderful memories, everyday we foster an enviroment for our students and their families to create something great!


  • People can do amazing things in life, and we want to set the example that inpsires our students to reach above and beyond.

Be Excellent

  • It’s not just enough to care deeply about our students, we also know we must show up to every lesson and class ready to give unmatched instruction. From our facilities to our staff to our curriculum, excellence is infused in everything we do.











Music and Movement


Kids in Motion

Drums Alive

Joyful Jubilees

Young Joyful Rockers

Joyful Rockers

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