I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. I have performed as guest Principal Bassoon with many North American orchestras including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Les Violons du Roy. As a soloist, I performed numerous times with Nashville Symphony, Les Violons du Roy and Trois-Rvières Symphony. I earned a Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and I previously studied at the Montréal Music Conservatory. Playing in orchestras has allowed me to tour 14 countries and led me to live in different countries. Thank to my career I became a polyglot and I developed a passion for learning and teaching languages. I believe it is the best way to understand other people, cultures and the arts.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2012
Teaches ages 6+
Speaks Spanish, French, English
Has background check
The best instructor ever, super professional. Sometimes I see videos of her online, she is so good that it makes you want to cry.
Our son has now had three lessons with Julia and says he has already learned so much. He is excited for his weekly time with her. She, herself, is a talented bassoonist who demonstrates what she is asking of him (practicing what she preaches) and plays alongside him. Her instruction is exceptionally delivered and, therefore, well received. She is teaching music theory, technique, and performance all in one. We are so excited to have found her!
Julia is a fantastic teacher, artist, and human being! I think that her background in classical music gives her an edge as far as figuring ways to think outside the box and better help the french student. She's also multilingual, which gives her an extra set of tools to further solve any language learning issues. She'll teach you well and amply, but she will also push your limits and be demanding if you're interested in progressing faster, especially when it comes to proper pronunciation. She's an amazing teacher and I wouldn't be as fluent as I am if it weren't for her. I highly recommend her!