Julia Lin
Bloomington, IN
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Julia Lin

Julia L.

Bloomington, IN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 each of you :)

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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Michael
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Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend for all levels of playing 😉 . Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic! She is very adept at teaching the technical aspects of music as well as the expressive intricacies.

Posted Sep 26, 2020
Jocelyn
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Julia is a Professional musician that I want to recommend. Her technique and character in viola and piano are fantastic!
Even If you take one lesson from her, you will want to give more than 5 star. 😉

Posted Sep 19, 2020
Charles
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Julia is a teacher who changed my entire musical journey. I was looking for someone who could go deep into classical music, and at the same time playing the instrument with ease. She is what I am looking for. She helped me to improve my finger technique and shaped my musical ideas. Each lesson was productive while enjoyable.

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Jason
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Julia is an amazing instructor. She’s very patient, helpful, and professional with my technique. Look forward to my next lesson.

Posted Sep 8, 2020
Tiana
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Julia is the best violist I have worked so far. She is easy to work with and has good musical taste. Highly recommended!

Posted Sep 7, 2020
Kyle
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I have been able to witness Julia's musicality and methods for close to a year now, and with every day she commits herself further and further to being the best instructor and player she can be. I would not trust my musical future with anyone but her.

Posted Sep 7, 2020
Joshelle
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Julia is a completely wonderful teacher! She is very patient, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to work with. She is very adept at teaching the technical aspects of music as well as the expressive intricacies. I highly recommend her for all levels of playing.

Posted Sep 5, 2020
Kim
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Excellent teacher with lots of passion and patience! My daughter has been taking lessons with Julia for a few weeks now, she has improved significantly, and she loves practising so much now!

Posted Sep 5, 2020
Kim
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Such an amazing teacher! Julia is so nice and could help u with all the question u met during the playing! Easy-going and attentive teacher!

Posted Sep 5, 2020
Annie
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Very clear instruction. She has been creating a friendly and safe educational environment for students.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Mark
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Julia is a great teacher as she was very patient and understanding towards me. I'm in my late 20s and wanted to start learning piano. I was intimidated at first but Julia was such a wonderful teacher that made me really enjoy learning the instrument. I would definitely recommend her to anyone interested in learning music!

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Linda
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She’s a great artist and teacher. I have began taking lessons with Julia for a while. I have shown significant improvement since then and love her as an instructor. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Eric
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Julia not only is a wonderful musician, but is also one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and knows how to inspire her students to achieve their fullest potential. You won’t be disappointed!

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Max
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Julia has a genuine interest in her student’s progress. She is dedicated to teaching as much as she is to play the piano and viola

Posted Sep 4, 2020
Max
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Julia has a genuine interest in her student’s progress. She is dedicated to teaching as much as she is to playing the viola and piano!

Posted Sep 4, 2020

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Experience

Piano/Viola teacher
Jan 2017 - Present

Private studio

Education

Performer Diploma in Orchestra Studies/ Viola
Aug 2020 - Present

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

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin/ Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Scholarship
Jun 2018

Heifetz International Music Institute

Scholarship
Jul 2017

Mattheiser summer music academy

Scholarship
Jun 2014

Banff music festival/ strings and winds masterclass

Awards

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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