Julia Harguindey
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Julia Harguindey

Julia H.

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My name is Julia and I'm the Principal Bassoonist of the Nashville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera. Additionally, I regularly perform with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. I have a Bachelors degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and I previously studied at the Montréal Music Conservatory.
As a soloist, I performed numerous times with the Nashville Symphony, Les Violons du Roy and Trois-Rvières Symphony.
As a teacher, I specialize in audition preparation and mental game coaching. I adjust my teaching to your personal goals! From reed making to excerpts, I'm here to help you!

About Julia H.

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.

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John
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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!

Posted Mar 17, 2021
Gabriel
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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!

Posted Feb 28, 2021
Rob
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Julia is great! I’ve known her for 13 years as both mentor and now colleague. She’s a fabulous bassoonist (that’s how we met!) and a wonderful communicator. Her dynamic personality, vast knowledge, creative mind, and superb artistry place Julia In a rarified place in the world of teacher/performers. Could I recommend her more highly? Absolutely not!!

Posted Feb 22, 2021
Ruth
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Julia is great to work with! I have been improving at a very quick pace while having so much fun in my French lessons! I look forward to my lessons with her every week!

Posted Feb 22, 2021
Jose
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I absolutely love learning from Julia! She is a fabulous bassoonist and a true artist and my lessons with her are always so inspiring and motivating!
Thank you Julia!

Posted Feb 22, 2021
Enrico
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Julia is an incredibly patient and kind teacher. She adapts to the type of learning that suits you best and is very pleasant to learn from. I have enjoyed my lessons with her and will recommend her to others!

Posted Feb 21, 2021
Titus Underwood
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Julia is one of the most brilliant and insightful teachers I have ever worked with. From personal experience, I know that she has a unique and effective approach to audition preparation, which leads to success! I highly recommend it!

Posted Feb 20, 2021
Dean
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The bassoon sounds gorgeous when Julia plays the instrument, even through Zoom. She is deeply insightful with bassoon instruction. You will like bassoon lessons with her guiding them.

Posted Feb 19, 2021
Dean
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Julia is upbeat and engaging with French instruction. You will like lessons with her for the progress and attention to personal pace plus the appeal and utility of using the language.

Posted Feb 19, 2021
Pat
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Such a gift to be able to teach and make it fun at the same time! I promise learning will be seamless and interesting. No matter your age this instructor is engaging and personal. Enjoy!!

Posted Feb 18, 2021
amogh
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Great instructor. Flexible and keeps the lessons interesting and fun.

Posted Feb 17, 2021
Maya
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Julia is a wonderful teacher! She is inspiring, motivating and positive. You will have an EXCELLENT experience!

Posted Feb 16, 2021
Grace
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Julia is one of the most brilliant, hard-working and perceptive musicians I've ever had the privilege of working with. I have also had the pleasure of seeing her work with several of my colleagues who now have positions with major orchestras all over the country. Julia's passion and talent is only surpassed by her kindness and commitment to others -- the ideal combination for anyone looking to take their music-making to the next level!

Posted Feb 11, 2021
Vanessa
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I have been taking French lessons on and off for over 30 years with varied levels of success. I find Julia to be truly one of my best instructors. She is the most patient with me, very down to earth has a great sense of humor and my language skills have greatly improved in such a short time. I look forward to our online sessions every week and will continue to seek out her instruction!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Michael
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Julia has helped me so much with my French! When we met, I needed help most of all with my speaking skills, and through regular practice with her, my fluency has improved a lot and with it my confidence. She is an enthusiastic and fun teacher. Highly recommended!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Nicolas
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Julia is an outstanding teacher! Her passion is very contagious and I have been able to improve my French dramatically with her guidance! I recommend Julia to everyone!

Posted Feb 9, 2021
Maria Ester
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Julia is a fantastic French teacher. I have been improving tremendously with her help!
She is making me love this language. MERCI BEAUCOUP !

Posted Feb 8, 2021
Nick
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She is a one-of-a-kind teacher. Julia is intelligent, humorous, and charming, and makes learning fun! She is also caring, understanding and patient with me as a student; and continues to motivate me to do better. I love the fact she provides direct feedback, and is always optimistic! Merci Julia!!!

Posted Feb 7, 2021
Spencer
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Julia is a magnificent teacher!! She has a wealth of real-world professional experience and has distilled that knowledge into an efficient method to empower her students to find their own success! Every musician needs to book a session with Julia

Posted Feb 7, 2021
Chris
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Julia is one of the finest bassoonists I have ever heard. She’s also an amazing teacher. I highly recommend her.

Posted Jan 25, 2021
Emilio Carlo
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Julia is an incredible musician. Her ability to coach students mentally to approach their instruments increases their musical abilities exponentially. Any student would be lucky to have her as an instructor.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
Lloyd
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Julia is an incredible teacher that taught me so much about bassoon, music, and life as a musician. Julia helped me to achieve many of my goals musically, including being accepted to summer festivals and getting accepted to music school. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been able to study with her. I cannot recommend Julia enough!

Posted Sep 9, 2020
Caleb
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My name is Caleb Hutchings and I am in my first year at The Juilliard School. During my college auditions Julia was a huge asset to me. She showed exactly where my weak spots were and gave me a ton of great advice. Would 100% recommend to anyone!

Posted Sep 6, 2020
Danielle
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Julia is an absolutely wonderful teacher. On top of making me a significantly better player, she also made lessons so much fun and inspired me to push myself to levels I never thought I could reach. I could not recommend her (or her reeds!) more highly.

Posted Aug 27, 2020
Xayvion
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Ms. Julia is an awesome player! I have learned a lot in three years about rhythm, articulation, and style. I have also made Interlochen and Tanglewood. I am so thankful for her tutelage.

Posted Aug 26, 2020
Cedric
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Ms. Julia is a great teacher! I loved her style of teaching and how flexible she was. I love her helpful spirit! She not only helped me become a better musician, but has also taught me many life lessons and gave tips on how to focus for auditions and etc. She's also really great when it comes to reeds. I would 100% recommend her to anyone.

Posted Aug 26, 2020
Xavion
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Ms. Julia was the most influential teacher I've ever studied with. She helped me grow not only as a musician, but also as a person and I would not be where I am today without her. While studying with her I was able to participate in some of the best music festivals in the country. EVERYONE should try to study with her if possible!!!

Posted Aug 25, 2020
Lynn
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Julia is a fantastic private teacher and performer. Thanks to her, my son has improved in many aspects, including technique, musicality, and performance preparation. I highly recommend Julia.

Posted Aug 20, 2020
Jane
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Posted Mar 16, 2021

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Experience

Principal Bassoon
Sep 2016 - Present

Santa Fe Opera

Principal Bassoon
Sep 2016 - Present

Nashville Symphony

Education

Bachelors
Sep 2009 - May 2013

The Curtis Institute of Music

Diploma (DEC) in Music
Sep 2005 - May 2009

Consevatoire de musique de Montréal

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

French

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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