- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
I'm a passionate professional vocalist and a fourth generation music educator. With 20+ years of professional performing, coaching and teaching experience under my belt, my vocal teaching method unites my classical and musical theatre educational background with the techniques I have developed for singing Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, etc believably, beautifully, and above all, safely!
In expanding my teaching practice to include piano and ukulele, I emphasize rhythm and musicality alongside technique and note reading. I always set myself the goal of learning what makes a musician sound "right," and not just "good" in a particular genre. This versatility has made me extremely employable as an artist, and, I think, uniquely qualified to teach. I believe that students will work harder on music that moves them, and I always encourage students to suggest songs that they care about. Good technique(s) can be applied to any repertoire!
Music Man Studios offers a wide range of instruments, and employs teachers with a variety of teaching styles and philosophies to make the best matches for their students. I have been lucky enough to teach voice, piano and ukulele here and enjoy the supportive, small-town atmosphere and sense of their place in the community.+ Read More
Teaching in a “strip mall music school” in Vancouver, WA. Here, my students range in age from 5yrs – adults, studying piano, voice and ukulele. This school expanded and rebranded in 2017 (It was previously known as Musical Beginnings, in a smaller location a few blocks away.)+ Read More
I have recently launched this School of Music with my husband, in an office space in Downtown Portland. I offer
voice lessons similar to my home studio, as well as offering in-home lessons as needed. I am also developing my
business to teaching experienced musicians in band leading skills, doing performance coaching and workshops in
business development. With my husband, we plan to offer combo classes as well.
I have been touring with live theatre and bands ever since I finished college. In the last few years, I have been focusing on JPJQ (Julia Pinckney Jones Quartet), a jazz band that specializes in traditional jazz arrangements of modern songs (think Postmodern Jukebox with a Dixieland twist!)
I am also a featured vocalist, occasionally returning to Vancouver, BC to perform or record with Rollaway/Benton Roark Band (southern rock original band) and in Oregon with Freedom Street (Blues and Top 40 cover band).
While I have been teaching and coaching my fellow performers on a casual basis for years, since I moved to the Northwest, first in Vancouver, Canada, and now in Portland, I have finally been able to develop my own studio. I love being able to follow a student through the process of learning to sing in a way I never got to do as a short term coach!
Canadian Actors' Equity Association represents professional artists including performers (actors, singers, dancers), directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers, engaged in theatre, opera and dance in English Canada. Recognizing that the arts are vital to life and that artists make an invaluable contribution to our society, Equity supports the creative efforts of its members by seeking to improve their working conditions and opportunities.+ Read More
Julia is very patient and kind and a good instructor. My daughter likes her a lot. A big plus for me is that she comes to our home and doesn't seem to mind that our piano is in our dark, dank basement! What more could you ask for?!
Lessons with Julia is my daughter's favorite part of the week. She is an amazing teacher!
This teacher is amazing - organized, knowledgeable, and talented. She is an accomplished musician, and helped me understand voice improvement and expand my musical knowledge. Her rates are very reasonable - I highly recommend Julia!
She also teaches piano and ukulele, I hope to take lessons on those instruments from her this year.