Joy Zimmerman: 

   dynamic            inventive                     multi-                                    lifelong     

  Singer      Songwriter      Instrumentalist      Adventurer

"Thank you for your gifts of music and wise messages."​

Marcia, workshop participant

  Make Your Life Sing
  Exploring Your Life Through Word and Song
  Songs of Hope and Healing
  The Transformative Power of Music
  Rediscover Your Voice
  Calling Forth Our Creativity
  Exercise Your Creative Muscles
  The Power of Hope
  Celebrating and Practicing Gratitude
  Expanding Our Resilience
  Navigating Turbulent Waters
  Finding Peace During the Holidays
  Celebrating Your Memories
  Strong From the Inside Out: Stories, Songs and Faith
  Be Your Own Best Medical Advocate
  The Gift of Light: A Holiday Concert
  Increasing Our Grit
  Mid-life Meaning and Happiness

  Darkness and Dawn: Navigating Grief & Loss

  Using Resilience and Art to Bolster Resilience

​  Helping Children with Change, Grief & Loss

  Music, Meaning and Happiness

Children or Children & Families:
  The Joy of Music: Musical Fun and Games
  The Joy of Music: Strong from the Inside Out
  The Joy of Music: Animals and Insects
  The Joy of Music: Silly Songs and Magical Music
  The Joy of Music: Superhero Music and Games
  The Joy of Holiday Music

"I so appreciated Joy's beautiful songwriting, her openness, and her ability to listen compassionately! I wouldn't change a thing about the workshop."

Turning Point Workshop Participant

"Your program was a great combination of entertainment and a springboard for deep introspection and re-centering. The words you write touch us all and help us feel we belong through shared experiences."

Rejane Henn, Coordinator, Wise Women series

 Blending music and original songs with years of social work and support group facilitation, Joy Zimmerman, LMSW and singer|songwriter,      leads workshops with children, youth and adults. Joy's songwriting and creative activities guide participants to self-discovery and connection.   An engaging presenter, Joy's workshops and retreats focus on resilience, creativity, self-discovery, navigating change, and the power of music.


 Workshops are tailored to each individual group and setting. Joy is based in Kansas City and available to travel. For information or to schedule an event, contact Joy at:

Previous Workshop Topics

Previous Workshop/Retreat Locations

 Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing
 Children's Mercy Hospital
 University Of Kansas Medical Center/Multiple Sclerosis

      Achievement Center
 Shawnee Mission Medical Center MS Support Group
 Tall Oaks Conference Center
 Saint Andrew Wise Women
 Shawnee Mission Medical Center Perinatal Loss Program
 Our Lady of the Presentation Women's Retreat
 Overland Park Medical Center Perinatal Loss Program
 Gilda's Club
 St. Joseph's Medical Center
 St. Mary's Medical Center
 Trauma Sensitive Schools Summit/Cornerstones of Care & Truman    

      Behavioral Health
 University of Kansas Cancer Centers
 Atonement Lutheran Church
 Brookdale Senior Living
 National Women's Music Festival 
 Plaza Wellspring
 Transformative Language Arts National Conference