Julia McLean
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Julia McLean

Julia M.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
As a graduate of the Juilliard School and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, I continue to gain musical knowledge every day. I strive to pass this along to my students, from basic technique to advanced musical concepts. I have experience teaching privately, providing practice help sessions, and in group classes and orchestra sections. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I encourage learning by ear and emphasize the importance of efficient and organized practice. In a lesson with me, I would focus on learning classical viola technique in order to produce the best juicy and rich viola sound. I encourage the student to choose their repertoire based on their musical preferences, however I always encourage exploration of the classical genre! I teach with the goal of showing my students how to best improve on their own in their individual practice. A good ear, consistent technique, and beautiful, deep, unique violist musicality will all be my focus in my teaching style! I am also available for practice help sessions or one time coachings.

About Julia M.

My name is Julia, and I am a graduate of The Juilliard School and a former violist of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I teach both viola and violin, from beginner to advanced levels. I am also available for practice help sessions or one time coachings. I grew up learning through the Suzuki method, so I teach with an emphasis on developing a good ear as well as good instrumental technique. The most important thing I want my students to develop is a love for music in all its diverse forms and the instrumental technique that will allow them to involve themselves in that musical world! I have studied at multiple well known music programs including the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Music Academy of the West, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Aspen Music Festival. I have been playing the violin since I was 5 years old and viola since I was 15.

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Gidget
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Julia has been a phenomenal teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient, and very accommodating. I have been working with her since a very beginner level, and I have seen incredible progress. She has helped me prepare for auditions and to play in an orchestral environment as well. Could not recommend her more!

Posted Aug 10, 2021
Lauren
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My daughter loves Julia and has progressed so much in the past few months! Very engaging and professional

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Stephen
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Very inspiring!

Posted Jan 21, 2019
Joan Wallin
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Posted May 11, 2020

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Experience

Juilliard Morse Teaching Fellowship
Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

The Juilliard School

Student Mentor
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017

Tufts Community Music Program

Education

Master of Music
Sep 2018 - May 2020

The Juilliard School

Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology with a minor in Music
Sep 2014 - May 2018

Tufts University

Languages

French

Professional Proficiency

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