Juli Erickson

Juli E.

Costa Mesa, CA

Lesson Details



Juli delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2007

Hi! My name is Juli, and I love my job! My passion is helping people of all ages to develop a level of proficiency and confidence that will enable them to be lifelong lovers of music.

I have a B.A. in music education with an emphasis in vocal studies, and have been teaching choir, musical theatre, private voice, piano, guitar and ukulele for over 10 years.

I am fascinated by the range of learning styles and gifts of my students. I constantly strive to understand how my students learn best, and incorporate multi-sensory activities into our lessons to optimize retention and build a solid foundation.

I believe that the study of music is about much more than the music itself. It is a platform for developing skills that translate to many areas of life. I spend a good deal of time training my students how to evaluate and solve problems they run up against in practice. My hope is that they will come to believe that they can solve not only musical challenges, but other challenges as well. I also work with parents and students to encourage growth in self-discipline.

About twice a year I take my students to perform in local assisted living communities, both to get them involved in serving the community and to give them performance and public speaking experience.

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Private Music Instructor
Mar 2008 - Present

Happily teaching private voice, piano, guitar and ukulele since 2008!

Music Director
Feb 2007 - May 2014
Mariners Christian School

For eight years, it was my great privilege and delight to be the music director for a middle school theatre program. We performed such classics as The Music Man, Cinderella, and Bye Bye Birdie.

Vocal Coach
Oct 2012 - Jun 2013
Center Stage Studio

Worked with a competitive musical theatre team, teaching harmony, musicality, and healthy vocal technique

Musical Theatre Camp Director
Jun 1998 - Jun 2013
Arts and Learning, Danman's Music School, El Camino Real Playhouse, and Independent

Directed numerous summer musical theatre camps, focusing on healthy vocal technique, production design, and stage presence, culminating in a performance at the end of the camp.

Choir and Orchestra Director- long term sub
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007
Valley Christian Middle School

Directed three ensembles: a girls' chorus of 22, a mixed chorus of 45, and an orchestra of 28.


B.A. in Music Education
Sep 2003 - May 2007
Point Loma Nazarene University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A snippet of a vocal lesson I taught for the Interactive Academy of the Performing Arts.
My gypsy jazz band and I swingin' out some tunes for our demo video.
Photo by Juli E.

O.C. Gypsy Jazz playing at the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival

Accompanying a student at a recital, and evidently having a pretty good time. :)

My sweet husband and me!  Incidentally, he is a very gifted cello teacher.  Just look for Chris E. on TakeLessons. :)
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16 Reviews

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Trygg R. Aug 13, 2018
Piano · In home

We love her. All four of our children take from Juli. Our children range from 5 to 12. Their lessons (depending on the child) include piano, guitar, and voice. She connects with them individually and appropriate to age. She instills the thrill and fun of music. We couldn’t ask for more.

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Jada A. Mar 22, 2018
Ukulele · In home

Juli has been a patient and delightful teacher to my daughter. She encourages my daughter to play what she enjoys and inspires her. We are very fortunate to have Juli’s guidance.

Jaden M. Mar 2, 2018
Guitar · In home

Great with my 13yr old daughter. Really looking forward to our next lesson!

Ellery E. Oct 24, 2017
Singing · Online

Juleah Sep 29, 2017
Ukulele · In home

Juli is amazing! My 7 year old son loves his lessons with her so much, he waits at the door for her to pull up because he's so excited. She does a great job getting him to focus while keeping the lesson fun. She's also great at motivating him to practice.

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Andrea Sep 21, 2017
Ukulele · Online

My Daughter had an awesome time learning how to play the ukulele, I thought it was going to be difficult considering it was on line, but once we had our camera to the laptop everything was great.

Penelope A. Sep 2, 2017
Piano · In home

We clicked instantly with Juli and could not be happier with her as our new piano teacher. We are so looking forward to her teaching our two daughters. They just love her already. She is very relatable and makes piano fun!

Andrew Jul 20, 2017
Ukulele · Online

My first lesson with Juli went well. Very knowledgeable on music theory and is enthusiastic about music in general. I had many questions that she answered. She was great don't hesitate to book a lesson.

John V. Jun 30, 2017
Vocal Training · Online

Wonderful teacher, will listen and work with you 'till you're comfortable vocally in whatever project you're working on. I have been taking lessons from her for near a year now (online and off) and I couldn't recommend her enough to anyone needing/wanting training.

As a side note, she is also quite hilarious, a fantastic sense of humor is instilled in this woman.

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Regina Aug 10, 2016
Piano · In home

Juli gets better and better at teaching me & meeting me right where I am!

Regina Jul 19, 2016
Piano · In home

Juli made me feel comfortable. She understood my personality and made a plan that fits my needs. I am a 53 year old woman, I learn fairly quickly and am so excited to work with Juli as I take this new journey in my life.

Malia O. Jun 29, 2016
Guitar · In home

Very nice and good with children

Chloe W. Jun 23, 2016
Ukulele · In home

Extremely happy with Juli! She's seriously awesome and it's obvious she's used to working with kids.

Dylan S. Jun 8, 2016
Ukulele · Online

Juli is great with my 2 daughters. She is fun and silly yet knows how to teach a structured lesson

Betsy S. May 17, 2016
Piano · In home

Juli is a wonderful teacher and has made learning the piano fun for both my 5 year old and me!

Zuleika B. Sep 15, 2015
Piano · In home

She's awesome. I like her very much. Good with kids. Recommend!

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