Comox Valley singer-songwriter embarking on long road trip

It is hard to pin Joey Clarkson's feet to the ground. She definitely has the travelling bug.

COMOX VALLEY SINGER and songwriter Joey Clarkson will take her talent to the United Arab Emirates.

COMOX VALLEY SINGER and songwriter Joey Clarkson will take her talent to the United Arab Emirates.

It is hard to pin Joey Clarkson’s feet to the ground. She definitely has the travelling bug.This time she is off to the United Arab Emirates to teach musical theatre camp to a group of ex-pat homeschoolers.”I am so excited” beams the talented 22-year-old. “I love to travel and I love to teach, I am so lucky to be able to combine the two!”And lucky the girl is. Her musical theatre days have been a hit in the Valley and all over the Island and Lower Mainland with homeschoolers and correspondence schools alike. Clarkson has been running her own business since she was 16 and her students number in the hundreds. Teaching comes naturally to this young entrepreneur.Climbing the ladder from a small local theatre instruction company where she instructed beginner classes at 13, with private vocal students at 16, directed and produced her first full length musical at 18, wrote, directed and produced her first full length musical at 20, to Rainbow Theatre’s youngest musical director for the past two years, music is certainly in her blood.Not one to let an opportunity slip away, this energetic young lady will be combining her classes with a small tour of the U.K. and Ireland promoting her recording career. Signed under the Highland Music Multimedia label, Joey’s single MJ Get Out is enjoying airplay on stations around B.C., as far north as Nunavut and as far east as Toronto. She has been featured on BBC Radio Norwich in England, where she will be interviewed and perform her original music on air this March.Joey is offering one more day of fun and music before she flies, Feb 6 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at 3-1491 McPhee Ave. in Courtenay. Working on a Disney montage with lots of energy and laughter this day promises to leave your children happy and exhausted.This six-hour day will conclude with an informal presentation at 2:30 for family and friends. Class fee is $50 and suitable for school-aged children.Contact Joey at joeyclarkson@telus.net to reserve your space.— Joey Clarkson