Joy Kane was trained as a modern dancer and classical and Jazz musician. The Methode Dalcroze provided the perfect outlet for her skills as a mover, musician and teacher.1995 Joy was granted an "Honoris Causa" or honorary PhD in Dalcroze Eurythmics from the Institute Jaques Dalcroze in Geneva, Switzerland. Joy has taught at the summer dance program at Connecticut College American Dance Festival, The Sorbonne, The Cleveland Institute of Music, the 92nd Street Y and the extension program at Juilliard Music School as well as at the Scola Cantorum and Universities and Conservatories throughout Europe. During a 30 year career teaching performers and teachers of dance, music and theater, she developed a series of songs to enliven and inform her teaching of the Method.
After three years as the director of the Dalcroze School of Music of New York City, Joy Kane retired to devote herself to creating a format through which her compositions could be presented to others in a cogent and structured series of lessons.