While teaching piano is my passion, I also enjoy teaching guitar and voice. I believe in teaching a strong grounding in technique: reading, rhythm, notational skills, interpretation and historical context. With this foundation, the student is well-equiped to work in a variety of genres.
Lessons focus on fundamentals, accuracy, and musicality. I also believe that each student has his or her own special relationship to music, and that lessons should be geared toward drawing out the musical ability unique to each student. For more information about private lessons or workshops please contact me at
"Julie’s expertise revealed potential in me that I never knew I had. I am amazed by what I have accomplished through her teaching and guidance. The lessons go beyond the music. She harmonizes with history, technique, analysis and thoughtful discussion for a solid musical foundation." - Beth Olmsted