Julia Pinckney Jones

Julia P.

Tucson, AZ
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Everything you do (or don't do) onstage as a musician, in performance and rehearsal, affects others' perceptions of you and (more importantly) your own self- confidence!
How's my microphone technique? How can I lead a band? What's the best way to run a rehearsal? Do I have to make charts for the band? How do I combat stage fright?

If you're ready to take your performance and professionalism to the next level... to really make yourself stand out from the rest, stop here and take Music Performance.

About Julia P.

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, 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!

Note: I believe that regular weekly lessons are essential to establishing good habits and making progress. As a result, I can only accept students who are interested in taking a lesson each week. Requests for biweekly lessons will regretfully be denied. Thanks!


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19 Reviews
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She was fun

Posted Feb 22, 2021
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Julia is an amazing piano teacher who is always more than accommodating with her schedule. I love the way she teaches and she always uses great analogies to help me understand the lesson better. I am an adult who has never played piano and she has really made the learning experience fun for me. I look forward to continuing my lessons with her. Highly recommend!!

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Vivi I.
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Julia is great. Very professional and with great attitude to students.

Posted Apr 16, 2019
Sandra H.
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Julia is simply AWESOME!! She is intuitive and patient!! And let’s not forget knowledgeable and extremely talented!! I am so lucky to have her as my teacher!!

Posted Nov 20, 2018
Sarah D.
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Posted Sep 24, 2018
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On the day of our first lesson, my son decided he did not want to take any singing or piano lessons after all. Since it was too late to cancel, and with the hopes he might change his mind, we went ahead with the lesson. Julia stayed professional, calm, and warm through the whole session, despite my son's lack of enthusiasm, and she tried everything to make him comfortable. She told him that the fear of singing in front of people is very normal, explained how lessons would work were he to continue, and gave a bunch of very helpful tips on singing AND piano in terms a 12 year old understands. Hopefully he will decide this is something he wants to do after all. Julia was obviously very knowledgeable, talented, and great with kids, and I hope we can continue lessons with her.

Posted Nov 2, 2017
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We are very happy with Julia's teaching of piano to our young daughter.
Julia deftly adapted her instruction to accommodate our daughter's interactivity level, and never over-praised, as modern psychology says is the correct way.
Our daughter practices spontaneously on her own, which can be at least partially attributed to Julia's teaching style.

Thank you, Julia.

Posted Aug 3, 2017
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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?!

Posted Jun 8, 2017
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Lessons with Julia is my daughter's favorite part of the week. She is an amazing teacher!

Posted Jun 8, 2017
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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.

Posted Jun 8, 2017
Rico McIver

She is very knowledgeable, attentive, patient, and flexible for schedule. We are very lucky to find her!

Posted Mar 20, 2017
Olivia Rude

Julia is a great teacher. She teaches more than just how to sing a song, you will learn why you sing a song a certain way.

Posted Dec 8, 2016
Irene Sandler

Julia got right down to work after getting the download of what I was looking to do. Despite a musical background, this was my first voice lesson, and she adapted it beautifully to my specific needs.

Posted Nov 27, 2016
zach mckee

Julia is knowledgable, patient and an excellent teacher.

Posted Jul 31, 2016
Abbie Robinson

Julia is a great instructor. She pushes me just enough. I've never had a voice teacher who just got me. It makes me want to stick with it that much more. Thanks julia!

Posted Jul 7, 2016
Hannah Fisher

I've really enjoyed my lessons. Julia's easy going and very attentive to my cautiousness about singing in front of people. Very happy with the lessons and with Julia's help!

Posted Apr 26, 2016
Sydney Lee

I really enjoyed my lessons with Julia! She understood what I needed personally to work toward my long term goals and did a great job improvising when necessary and explaining things in a way I could understand. Also, overall a really kind and easy person to talk to - I definitely recommend her!

Posted Apr 12, 2016
Michael Victor

Julia is a wonderful teacher. She can quickly identify any problems you’re having and give some good clear advice and instruction on how to fix the problem. She knows her stuff inside and out and she can explain and share that knowledge in a way that makes it easy to understand and apply. After every lesson I leave with a better understanding of my voice and what I need to do to be a better singer – thanks, Julia!

Posted Apr 8, 2016
Esme Barsh

Julia is great! My daughter is enjoying her lessons very much. Julia has a deep understanding of music and communicates her passion for the music. We have home lessons, Julia is on time and comes with a smile on her face and a goal in mind to continue my daughters education while engendering her love of music to my girl. Thanks Julia!

Posted Mar 23, 2016

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Live and Studio Vocalist, Instructor and Coach
Apr 1992 - Present

Desert Home Music

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 (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!

Voice and Piano Teacher
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019

Allegro School of Music

I loved teaching at Allegro! I only left because my private teaching business has gotten too busy!

Voice, Piano, Ukulele Teacher
Mar 2016 - Aug 2017

Studios, Wilsonville, OR

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.

Voice, Piano, Ukulele, Technique & Performance Stylings Teacher
Jan 2015 - Aug 2017

Between The Lines Music

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.

Voice, Piano, Ukulele Instructor
Nov 2015 - Jul 2017

Vancouver Music Academy

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.)


Associate's Degree in Theatre Performance
Sep 1989 - Apr 1992

MacEwan University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Theatre Arts Diploma
Apr 1992

MacEwan University


Canadian Actor’s Equity Association
Apr 2002
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.

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