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Julia L.
Normal, Illinois
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My lessons for beginners are based on Suzuki and Rolland’s method for beginners. These methodologies emphasize using correct positioning and being comfortable and having an encouraging environment. When I teach, I strive to help students learn the most efficient practice methods and to develop a healthy attitude towards learning music. Your progression on the instrument is what will take you to the next step. Either playing solo and chamber have the same core values: beautiful tone production, fine intonation, pure rhythm, expressive playing, knowledge of musical styles, acute listening, excellent ensemble skills. If you study with me, I will help you master these concepts and techniques at your own pace and help you find your own musical voice through playing the piano/viola/violin.
About Julia L.

I have been playing the piano for 24 years and the viola for 17 years, and have been classically trained in both. Since I was 18th I have participated in many well-known music festivals and masterclasses, and have performed in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Germany, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Korea, and the United States. Currently, I am working on my performance degree in orchestra studies at Indiana University. In addition, I received my Performer’s Diploma in viola performance in 2020, also from IU, and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston in 2018. Born in Taiwan in 1993, I started learning the piano at the age of 3 and later began playing the viola at the age of 10. Following my studies in Taiwan, I moved to Singapore to pursue my bachelor’s degree at the National University of Singapore/Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. In 2016, I moved to Boston and studied at New England Conservatory, where I earned my master’s degree. I currently just finished my Performer’s Diploma at Indiana University and am pursuing another PD specifically in orchestra studies. Over the years, I have won several awards and prizes such as the 1st prize at the National Taiwan Music Competition in chamber music categories in 2008, 2009, 2011 and the Artistic Excellence Award from Jacobs School of Music in 2018. In 2017, my string quartet was selected to perform in Jordan Hall for the Borromeo Quartet’s Beethoven Seminar project in Boston. My performances have taken me across the globe, spanning nine countries and three continents. Orchestrally, I have auditioned for and been accepted for positions with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. My plan is to perform and teach at the same time because I strongly believe that having a teacher who actively performs can better maintain their technique which is a huge benefit for their students. Besides playing the viola and piano, I enjoy gourmet cooking and sharing my culinary creations with others. Lesson Details: When I teach, I strive to help students learn the most efficient practice methods and to develop a healthy attitude towards learning music. Your progression on the instrument is what will take you to the next step. Either playing solo and chamber and orchestra have the same core values: beautiful tone production, fine intonation, pure rhythm, expressive playing, knowledge of musical styles, acute listening, excellent ensemble skills. If you study with me, I will help you master these concepts and techniques at your own pace and help you find your own musical voice through playing the viola/piano. I look forward to working with and learning more about my students :)

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Julia L.
Normal, Illinois
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My lessons for beginners are based on Suzuki and Rolland’s method for beginners. These methodologies emphasize using correct positioning and being comfortable and having an encouraging environment. When I teach, I strive to help students learn the most efficient practice methods and to develop a healthy attitude towards learning music. Your progression on the instrument is what will take you to the next step. Either playing solo and chamber have the same core values: beautiful tone production, fine intonation, pure rhythm, expressive playing, knowledge of musical styles, acute listening, excellent ensemble skills. If you study with me, I will help you master these concepts and techniques at your own pace and help you find your own musical voice through playing the piano/viola/violin.
About Julia L.

I have been playing the piano for 24 years and the viola for 17 years, and have been classically trained in both. Since I was 18th I have participated in many well-known music festivals and masterclasses, and have performed in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Germany, Canada, the Czech Republic, Austria, Korea, and the United States. Currently, I am working on my performance degree in orchestra studies at Indiana University. In addition, I received my Performer’s Diploma in viola performance in 2020, also from IU, and a master’s degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston in 2018. Born in Taiwan in 1993, I started learning the piano at the age of 3 and later began playing the viola at the age of 10. Following my studies in Taiwan, I moved to Singapore to pursue my bachelor’s degree at the National University of Singapore/Yong Siew Toh Conservatory. In 2016, I moved to Boston and studied at New England Conservatory, where I earned my master’s degree. I currently just finished my Performer’s Diploma at Indiana University and am pursuing another PD specifically in orchestra studies. Over the years, I have won several awards and prizes such as the 1st prize at the National Taiwan Music Competition in chamber music categories in 2008, 2009, 2011 and the Artistic Excellence Award from Jacobs School of Music in 2018. In 2017, my string quartet was selected to perform in Jordan Hall for the Borromeo Quartet’s Beethoven Seminar project in Boston. My performances have taken me across the globe, spanning nine countries and three continents. Orchestrally, I have auditioned for and been accepted for positions with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and Illinois Symphony Orchestra. My plan is to perform and teach at the same time because I strongly believe that having a teacher who actively performs can better maintain their technique which is a huge benefit for their students. Besides playing the viola and piano, I enjoy gourmet cooking and sharing my culinary creations with others. Lesson Details: When I teach, I strive to help students learn the most efficient practice methods and to develop a healthy attitude towards learning music. Your progression on the instrument is what will take you to the next step. Either playing solo and chamber and orchestra have the same core values: beautiful tone production, fine intonation, pure rhythm, expressive playing, knowledge of musical styles, acute listening, excellent ensemble skills. If you study with me, I will help you master these concepts and techniques at your own pace and help you find your own musical voice through playing the viola/piano. I look forward to working with and learning more about my students :)

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 2017

Education

Performer Diploma in Orchestra Studies/ Viola

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

Speaks English, Mandarin, Chinese

Speaks {{languages}}

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I love every moment I learn with Julia, she's one of the best music teachers I've ever had, very professional and inspiring. I definitely recommend her!

Posted Mar 28, 2022
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Great teacher, extremely patient

Posted Feb 4, 2022
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I am so lucky that I can study piano with Julia. Originally, I thought that I am too old to learn piano since I am 32 years old. However, Julia brings me to a different world in lessons, she has a solid and scientific method that helps my old and stiff fingers work really amazing. I improve quickly and feel closer to my dream. which is to be a wonderful pianist. Thank you, Julia.

Posted Jul 18, 2021
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Piano/Viola teacher
Jan 2017 - Present
Private studio
Performer Diploma in Orchestra Studies/ Viola
Aug 2020
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Performer Diploma/ Viola performance
Aug 2018 - May 2020
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music
Master degree/ Viola Performance
Aug 2016 - May 2018
New England Conservatory
Chinese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Mandarin
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Scholarship
Jun 2018
Heifetz International Music Institute
Scholarship
Jul 2017
Mattheiser summer music academy
Scholarship
Jun 2014
Banff music festival/ strings and winds masterclass
First Place Winner
Feb 2021
Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2021
Graduate tuition award
Aug 2020
Jacobs School of Music
Jacobs Fellow Award
Apr 2020
Jacobs School of Music
Artistic Excellence Award
Aug 2018
Jacobs School of Music
Graduate Tuition Award
Aug 2016
New England Conservatory

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Violin
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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East Selbourne Drive, Normal
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$50
45 minutes
$75
60 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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