Listen to Vanessa’s carefully crafted vocal technique that accentuates the essence of spirit and love. Vanessa is in her 7th year teaching at BYU Campus Education week. She is also a presenter for Pristeen Magazine Walking Tall Events, and Time To Blossom. She performs for singles groups, youth conferences, girls camps, women’s organizations, and church groups. Her heartfelt music and messages will inspire you. Contact us here to schedule Vanessa at your next event. For Vanessa’s EPK click here.

Inspiration Comes from Many Sources…

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World Ocean Day

Happy "World Ocean Day" Have you seen the ocean? Have you been on a cruise? Do you have plans to travel someday? Is it one of your dreams? I was 15 when I got to see the sea for the first time. Your dreams are so important. What you say to…

Book it!

Have you ever said, "I'm Booked at that time"? It's a nice phrase isn't it? Did you know you could use it all the time? Go book yourself a lunch with a friend and use it. It will make you feel great and the other people you're talking to feel…

Thank you!

Hello! Did you know today is "Say something nice day" You need to know how much you are appreciated for being here. Thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for checking in with me from time to time and saying hello. You are very special to…

Time To Blossom

I'm super excited to be participating with Time To Blossom Young Women's Conference this year. If you know a teen between the ages of 11-16 this is such an amazing week for girls! 

Pristeen Magazine

Check out Pristeen Magazine for young women. It's incredible! I love it! And I'm writing for it. Here is an look at the Feb/March issue. You can check out the article I wrote here too. I sing all over the world and I love it. I love traveling,…

What's your thing - by Sara Lyn Baril

WHAT’S YOUR THING? Everyone I know can do something - skills, talents, and gifts being used in so many ways, and all of it for good. I think it’s wonderful how often gifts compliment each other and work together to accomplish great things.…

I Can Still Believe - by Lori Ann Stewart

  I think one of my best songs is entitled I Can Still Believe. You can listen on soundcloud here.  I wrote this song because of the darkness that exists in the world today and also the evil. I am saddened by the many people…

Daughter Of God - by Jeanni Gould

About the song “Daughter of God” My music is for everyone (that means you 😉 but I have also written 3 idea books and dozens of songs especially for our amazing Young Women, published by Deseret Book. One song that is now a standard is…

Why I sing - by Michele Baer

WHY I SING. There are many things I know to be true and one of them is that each of us have been blessed with gifts from the giver of all good gifts, God our Father. The sooner we acknowledge them and where they come from, the greater impact…

Meet Arthur Minasyan

Years ago Arthur attended my classes at BYU Education week. I found out he is a talented musician and I want to introduce you to him. He has grand visions and goals for the future with his music. Find his music here and let it inspire you. We…

Meet Michele Baer - Inspirational Singer and Speaker

Michele is amazing! I met her several years ago at her concert when I first moved to Arizona while I was attending a music seminar about the music business. I love her rich singing voice and it has been a pleasure to speak with her and get to…

How Can I Keep From Singing

My Life Flows On is written by Robert Lowry. I sang this song on my album "Sweet By and By". You can listen to a sample of my singing it here.  My life flows on in endless song, above earth's lamentation. I hear the clear, though faroff…

Meet Sara Lyn Baril - composer

I got to meet Sara here in Phoenix, AZ a few months ago. She's full of talent and such a fun girl. We spoke for hours about music and it was so great getting to know her. I'm excited to share her music with you, she will be contributing regularly…

Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance is written by Frances J. Crosby and I recorded it on my Sweet By and By Album. You can listen to me sing it here. Below are the lyrics. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir…

Meet Lori Ann Stewart - singer songwriter

I met Lori Ann Stewart a few years ago while I was singing and speaking at a singles conference in Las Vegas. She approached me about music and we became friends. She and I have stayed in touch though out the years and I wanted you to be introduced…

Softly and Tenderly

Softly and Tenderly written by Will L. Thompson is a beautiful song that I recorded on my Sweet By and By album. You can listen to a sample of me singing this song here. Below are the lyrics. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, Calling…

Sweet By And By

The first album I recorded is titled "Sweet By and By" and of course I recorded the song too. You can listen to it here. The lyrics are below. There’s a land that is fairer than day, And by faith we can see it afar; For the Father waits…

My music video

You wouldn't believe the anxiety and stress I've had over releasing one little music video. There are so many details to get done and I wanted to get them all done right. Everyone I worked with was amazing and I'm so thankful to everyone who…

Meet Jeanni Gould - Composer

I met JEANNI GOULD a few months ago here in Arizona. She was releasing her latest CD, "God Sends Angels" and I happened to be in town to attend the concert. It was a lovely evening concert outdoors and I was able to meet several artists she…

His Eye Is On The Sparrow

His Eye is on the Sparrow - by Cilvilla D. Martin is a song I recorded in my Sweet By and By album. You can listen here. The lyrics are below. Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and…

She Traveled

A lot of people have asked me about my wardrobe and want to know where I get my dresses.  I wish I could tell them I shop at only one store but just like everyone else I shop around at different stores to accumulate my outfits. Believe…

Follow your dreams

Follow your dreams. Who came up with that statement? Do you have any dreams? How can you follow them if you don't know what they are? I have a statement on my wall near my computer that says, "A Person without a dream, never had a dream…

My Time To Blossom

Check out "My Time To Blossom". It's a wonderful organization for young women. They post inspiring and uplifting messages every day on their blog. It's a fantastic group! Recently I did a guest post on their blog and I offered some of my Christmas…

She Traveled

I've recently discovered this charming women's clothing shop online called shetraveled.com I hope you check it out, tell your friends about it, and let me know what you discover. Right now through February you can receive $5.00 off your…

Meet Camille from Chickenscratchnsniff

I just recently met a really sweet girl who is dedicated to strengthening individuals and bringing good things to people. She owns the website chickenscratchnsniff.com and I find her very inspiring. I hope you'll check her website out. Camille…

Utah Valley Moms

Recently I met Kim, who is the owner of utahvalleymoms.com she is an incredible woman doing so much good for people in Utah. I just love the things she is sharing with moms.  Utah Valley Moms is a blog for all of those who take…

New Website

Yay! Once again we got a facelift here on the website. We hope you enjoy the new look.  We hope you'll come back often for info about where Vanessa will be performing and you'll find out what she doing backstage too.  

Jeanni Gould - New CD

  New CD Party & Performance for Jeanni Gould Date: Friday, 23 October 2015 Time: 7:00-9:00pm (Concert 7:30pm) Place: Gould Home, 2102 East Taxidea Way, Phoenix AZ 85048 Thought this looks like a lot of fun if you're in AZ…

Do you have an earworm?

YUCK! Doesn't that sound awful? Well it kinda is... if you have ever had a song stuck in your head that won't go away you have experienced an earworm. It's a funny name for the phenomenon but it actually seems to make sense. There are so many…

Oh What A Beautiful Morning

"Oh what a beautiful morning... Oh what a beautiful day… I've got a wonderful feeling, everything's going my way." (Yes that is the song in my head right now from the musical Oklahoma.) I decided to hike white mountain. Or or should I say…

Live Your Life With Music

"Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out your horn." - Charlie Parker Charlie Parker was a master saxophonist and composer. It's delightful to hear him play some of the classics like,…

Find JOY in the moment

Live in the moment. Did you know this helps with any anxiety, stress, depression, and worry? Living in the moment cures yourself of any of these problems. You see, living in the moment - in this very moment - is kinda hard to do. We all think…

When is your next visit to the Holy Land?

Come with me to Israel. Experience the Holy Land with Cruiselady tours. It will be an adventure of fun to discover this beautiful place with musical performances all over the region. We'll visit places like, Jericho, Jordan River, Ein Karem,…

Celebrate good times… Come on!

Celebrate good times! This is a time to celebrate. If you've had a good day, give yourself a pat on the back. If you've had a good week make a dinner reservation. If you've had a good month it's time to start dancing! Start looking at what you…

Mary Mary… How does your garden grow?

Really? People ask, "How do I do it all?" My answer - I don't do "it all" at once. Come on everyone superwoman doesn't exist. Or does she? I think you already know the answer. I hate to disappoint you but the secret is one little step at a time,…

The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow

I love watching the sun rise in the morning it is powerful to witness the majesty it brings to the entire earth. I love taking time out for myself to sit  by myself and reflect on who I am and what I want to become. Morning is a great…

Good Mornin… Good Mornin…

Good Morning. Are you awake? Do you wake up early? I do. It's 5AM. Nothing is open. At least not much, I understand why most people want to sleep. There's no incentive to wake up early right? Many of us have jobs we do from home, and nowhere…

July 4, 2014

I love my country... I love being free... I want to live in harmony... I hope our land will continue to stand for freedom and liberty This is my hope This is my prayer This is the beginning of a song I'll share. I'm…

Want to promote your good music?

We're starting a new blog series of a variety of different artists who are passionate about good music and want to promote themselves. If you are an artist (or know of an artist) who creates uplifting music  who wants to participate, send…

Website

I'm so excited to present my updated website to you. What do you think about it? You can get to my website faster now (yes I know you're all checking it out every day, and you can't wait to get here) by going to vanessajoy.net (or don't worry,…

Blackbird

This morning my garage door was broken. BLAST! Can you believe I had to get out of my car to open the garage manually so I could drive my car? "Inconvenient!" I though to myself "I like opening my door with a button". I got out of my car to…

Once There Was a Snowman

Once there was a snowman Snowman SNOWman Once there was a snowman Tall Tall TALL In the sun he melted Melted Melted In the sun he melted Small small SMALL Written by Moisella Renstrom (this is a cute little song you can do with children…

Ding Dong Merrily on High

I got to do something very out of the ordinary this year. I got to hand deliver 3 CDs to a woman just down the street from where I was staying. (okay read on, that doesn't sound too out of the ordinary) This woman was a customer who ordered…

Noel Noel

Did you know I wrote a song for Christmas on my new Album? It's called, "Noel Noel". It can be found here.  The lyrics: Sing we now of Christmas Noel sing afar Hear our praises sing we Underneath the star Noel Noel…

Great Joy!

Seeing my name everywhere is so fun this time of year. Just had to share that a really sweet friend gave me a beautiful scarf and yummy homemade chocolates ... I ate the last one today they were SO good! Good friends and good people doing nice…

Celebrating Hanukkah!

Eight Days and nights Come see the lights We will remember on Hanukkah  In days of old Stories are told We will remember on Hanukkah  What a beautiful celebration of light. A miracle of eight nights. Oil burned beyond…

Lamb of God

I am performing in the sacred work Lamb of God by Rob Gardner this weekend. PERFORMANCE DATES: 7:00 pm, Friday, November 8th 2013 7:00 pm, Saturday, November 9 2013 LOCATION: 22034 North 83rd Avenue Peoria,…

Bluegrass Festival

This is the best time of year in Arizona when things start to cool off a bit and festivals start popping up everywhere. I love arts and craft festivals and especially music festivals. There is a great festival happening if you live in Arizona…

Fan Mail

I have the best fans ever! It's so exciting to get packages in the mail from people don't you think? I have met so many amazing people through singing. I can't believe it but I've actually made some "fans" and they are so thoughtful to go the…

James A. Owen

Last night I met James A. Owen author of the best selling series, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Georgraphica while performing for the Awards Ceremony at Writers Unite to Fight Cancer. More than a million copies of his…
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Everything is better with music

Wouldn't you agree? I can't seem to do much without it. Okay I might already be preaching to the choir but I don't want to live without music in my life. I love MUSIC! Think of all the things we do with good music as our companion. Do we drive…

Softly and Tenderly

I love this song. I've recorded it on my "Sweet By and By" album. To listen to it click here. The lyrics and music are by Will L. Thompson    Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling Calling for you and for me See on…

Writers Unite to Fight Cancer

Excited to be teaming up with Writers Unite to Fight Cancer. I talked about it in the Beehive newspaper in December and will also be performing with them in September in Arizona.

Janice Kapp Perry

It was thrilling to sing with Janice Kapp Perry this year in her classes at BYU Education week. She is a beautiful composer who has written so many inspired pieces of music and it was an honor to be able to sing with her on one of the new songs…

BYU Campus Education Week 2013

I'm performing in classes Tuesday through Friday this week at BYU Campus Education Week. My classes begin on Wednesday at 11:10 a.m. and I will also be singing in Marvin Goldstien's classes beginning on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and Janice…

What a Joy!

Look what I got today! A beautiful women brought me this candy with my name on it and told me how much she had enjoyed my singing in class. It really made my day! I just want to give her a public "thank you" and also let her know it is still…

Vanessa Joy Singing with MC6

I had a great time singing at a fireside with MC6 the other night. It was so fun hearing their harmony parts. They are a group of a cappella singers and they sing fantastic hits of the 40's and 50's. Go see them when you're in Phoenix, and check…

Pompeii

I cannot believe it has been a year ago from today that I got to go on a tour to Italy. Getting to sing in Pompeii was short and sweet. Well, I take that back, the drive was not short and sweet, it was a long 4 hours one way! We were not able…

My Music Quote

Recently I was asked to write a paragraph about music for a book. The book is called, "Where Words Fail, Music Speaks" written by Susan Easton Black and Marvin Goldstein. Marvin told me that it was back in 1995 that he used the title in describing…

Toastmasters

It was a great morning today! I attended a Toastmasters club meeting today and I got to give an extemporaneous speech and won an award. (Maybe they give awards to all the newbies... who knows?) I'm excited to go back. It was cool to meet so…

Piano Jewelry

Ba ba ba Bling! I found some cute jewelry recently and wanted to share my fun find with you. It was staring at me through the glass case at the Phoenix Symphony gift shop (operated in the lobby of Symphony Hall before/durring concerts) as…

Do I have albums for sale?

Yes! Just in case you are wondering where you can purchase my my music, the albums I have for sale are right here in my store. Also, the secret is out - my 3rd album is currently in progress and will be released this summer. Stay tuned…

JoyFullMusic Class

Today I got to teach a "Joy Full Music Class" in a local preschool. Joy Full Music program has specially designed curriculum with activities, music, dancing, rhythm, instrumentation singing and more. I have missed teaching young students…

Fireside Mesa, AZ

Fireside Sunday March 24, 2013 Val VIsta Stake Center 1483 N Driftwood Dr. Gilbert, AZ 85234 7:00 pm

Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

The castle that inspires all fairy-tales and dreams to come true is found in Fussen, Germany. It is called Neuschwanstein Castle. I loved visiting this castle as well as the castle next door called Hohenschwangau. I got to ride in a horse drawn…

Las Vegas Singles Conference 2013

I'll be performing and teaching at the Las Vegas Singles Conference this Friday-Sunday February 15-17. Click here for more information.

Jeff Goodrich

Amazing! I actually got to meet the composer of one of the most beautiful songs ever written. Jeff Goodrich has written many songs in his lifetime, but I specifically remember singing the music "I heard Him Come" when I was very young and I…

What a weekend!

What a great weekend. Just finished performing for a Tri-Stake Youth Conference in Peoria, AZ. There was a huge group of youth in attendance and it was so fun performing for them and meeting so many of them too. I think they had a great time…

Run For Hearing!

I love the Osmond's! Run 4 HEARING is an race coming up this Saturday in Arizona! It is an incredible event Benefiting the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund and I'm so excited they will be here Saturday morning November 17 beginning at 9:00 am. The…

Gilbert

I had a great time performing for a Youth Conference in Gilbert, AZ on Saturday. It was super fun to meet so many amazing young adults and be part of a great conference called, "FINDING JOY IN THE JOURNEY"! (Love that title.) I was given a T-shirt…

Phoenix Singles Conference

I'll be performing Oct 20 for the Phoenix Singles Conference. Saturday, October 20th - Tempe &  Glendale Locations Location: Tempe West Stake Center: 1050 W. Grove Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85283    “Life Changing…

CD Signing Party

The CD Signing party on Saturday was great! There were so many people in the store, it felt like Christmas time during  "DOORBUSTERS!" I had to say "excuse me", so I didn't bump into anyone every time I went anywhere in the store. It was…

Vivaldi's Four Seasons

I saw Vivaldi's Four Seasons at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts last night. It was sold out and so inspiring and beautiful. The violinist played on a Stradivarius violin that was brought for her exclusive use by a private sponsor.…

Ladies Night!

Come see me at the Glendale, AZ Deseret Book location on Saturday October 5, 2012 between 5:00-7:00 PM. I will be giving away 5 FREE Albums and there will be more FREE STUFF, plus discounts and food!! It's going to be a party and I…

What don't you understand?

I got a kick out of this shirt! I saw it while I was out this weekend. I wish more people in this world did understand music and wanted it in their lives. Wouldn't the world be a better place if we all made learning an instrument a priority?…

Jerry Tickets

It seems like I have been waiting to go see this guy for 15 years! I watched a DVD of Jerry Seinfeld's routine several years ago and I wanted to watch him live so badly. I have never been in a city where he has been performing, and I have…

Meet Merrill and Justin Osmond

What a sweet night. It was an honor to sing for Merrill Osmond and Justin Osmond's fireside, "Gospel in Action". Their words were very uplifting and inspiring. It was  touching to learn about what they do. I cried almost all night. We even…

Singing this Sunday in Gilbert, AZ

Please come see me sing! At "The Gospel in Action" Fireside with Merrill Osmond at 7:00 p.m. September 16, 2012 at the Val Vista Lakes Stake Center 1005 S Voyager Dr, Gilbert, Arizona 85234   Merrills…

Meet Dana Harper

This weekend I met with movie star Dana Harper. He's a cool guy! He lives in Mesa, Arizona. He was in the movie "The R.M." and has a long history in the entertainment field. He hosted his own cable TV show! This guy has done it all!  He…

CD Signing Amahila's Visit

Its always so much fun when a new product comes out. It is a huge accomplishment. So much goes into a project. So much work, time and effort. Sometimes it takes months, even up to a year or more to complete an album. There are so many steps…

Soundtrack

I can't stop listening to the music for "Under the Sea". I was so excited to get it in the mail. I saw the movie in the Omnimax Theater in Minnesota and I couldn't wait to get the soundtrack! It was a long wait but now it is in my car and…

Lake Harriet Bandstand

I love this place. I love to go to outdoor music events during the summer every chance I get. As a child,  I grew up right on this lake and heard many concerts as I swam in the lake and many times  I could hear the music while playing…

Campus Education Week BYU

I got my packet from BYU in the mail! I'm super excited to be teaching again at Campus Education Week this year August 13-17. I hope to see some/all of you there. I've met so many wonderful people and made some great friends. I am very thankful…

Paul Bunyan Land

I was so happy to see this place had not changed much since I was a kid, in fact, I know I sat on some of the very same rides when I was child. It still has a sweet innocence about it and I love how Paul Bunyan never forgets my name no matter…

Minneapolis needs musicans?

This sign caught my eye when I was picking up my suitcase in baggage claim at the airport yesterday. How totally cute to have a piano in an airport with a sign telling you to sit down and play! I love it! I love Minnesota. I'm so excited to…

Pack today gone tomorrow

I just returned home to Arizona from my trip to Utah last night, and I'm repacking my bags today to leave tomorrow for Minnesota. (Did you follow all that?) Today I'm doing laundry and scrambling last minute. Gosh I hope I don't forget anything.…

Olympic Flame in Greece

This was one of the highlights of my trip. It was so cool to see the Olympic flame in Greece. The flame is a symbol of spirit, knowledge and life. 

Trevi Fountain

I wanted to throw a coin into the fountain so I would be ensured a return to Rome. You can't really tell in the pictures but I did get it over my left shoulder. This was my first trip to Rome, so I'll let you know if the legend holds…

The Roman Forum

What an impressive ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archaeological excavations. (Yep that's straight from my tour book...) This location holds many of the important structures of the ancient city.  I walked so much on this…

Pisa, Italy

Where is pointer... Where is pointer Here I am... Here I am Holding up the tower... Holding up the tower Oh so strong Oh so strong! The leaning tower of Pisa was amazing. It was so fun to hold it up with my pointer finger.…

Statues in Florence, Italy

I loved Florence. Seeing the David statue by Michelangelo was something I had only dreamed about doing. I had no idea how much detail was in his face until I was able to view him in person, it is hard to describe the detail,  it is not…

Ravenna, Italy

I got to sing in the Mausoleum of Galla Pacidia, it has been described as "the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect". The acoustics were beautiful.

Venice

While visiting Venezia, I found a restorante I had read about before going to Italy. I never dreamed I would find the place, but while riding on a gondola ride, we floated by the sign, "Da Ivo" and  I couldn't believe it. "Da Ivo" was so…

Churches

There are so many beautiful churches, this one is in Keiserslautern. Nothing is open in Germany on Sunday, what a nice thing that is too!

Yellow Flowers

When I flew into Frankfurt, Germany I saw big crops of green and yellow. I wanted to know what the yellow patches of brightness were so badly and today I finally found them! Here is one up close and personal. Does anyone know this flower?

Have bag, will travel!

My bags are packed! Leaving for Germany in 2 days and I can't wait. I will sing for the USO, Wounded Warrior's in Landstuhl and Frankfurt, Germany. I also head to Italy and Greece for a 3 week tour.

CD Signing party!

Ladies Night was a hit! My goodness more than 100 women showed up for the free food and discounted products at Deseret Book on Saturday evening. It was a party and I got to meet so many great people. I hope to be able to do it again soon!

Photo Shoot

I did a photo shoot today and here is a sneak peek!

It's Ladies' Night

Don't miss Ladies Night tonight at Deseret Book from 5:00-7:00 PM. I'm signing CD's today at the Glendale location. Get 20% off my products, and win prizes, enjoy refreshments and the first 100 women get a free framed quote! I hope to see you…

Wicked

Got to see Wicked for the second time over the weekend. What song do you like best from the show?    

Vanessa Joy Sings at Billy Dean Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0BGEZglkMs This is a photo of the first day I met Billy Dean. I got to sing in his concert that very night and you can click here to view one of the songs I performed that evening. 

Free Download

I want to make sure you all know about my free gift to you. Go here to recieve a FREE download.

Rate "Sweet By and By"

Please go to HERE to Deseret Book to rate my album "Sweet By and By" on their website. I need some ratings on there! I'd sure appreciate you taking the time to do this for me. Thanks in advance!

Meet Rob

I was asked to sing a solo called, "We Must Sing". The music is beautiful and written by Rob Gardner . Shortly after I sang this song I learned about a production called "Lamb of God" that would be held at the Gammage Auditorium…

Expressions Of Our Savior - DVD

Feel the spirit of the Savior as you view more than 40 inspirational images by artist Greg Olsen while listening to sacred muisc sung by Vanessa Joy, accompanied by pianist Marvin Goldstein. Hymns include Be Thou My Vision, In the Garden, Abide…

Meet Chele

I had so much fun watching Idol in the SKYE rooting for Chele! She sings and travels with Sister Sledge productions ("WE ARE FAMILY") all over the world! I heard her perform her own medley of Stevie Wonder songs during the semi finals…

Hello tours international

Tour the globe with Vanessa Joy! Visit www.hellotoursinternational.com for more information!