Julia Rupp

Julia R.

Brookline, MA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My goal is to help you become the cellist you want to be! I am excited to teach students of all levels. I believe a core foundation in classical technique is the key to success, and I emphasize that in my teaching. With that said, I love exploring other genres such as pop and folk. Let's make music together!
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Julia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

I have been playing the cello for 12 years, and in those years I have experienced many different approaches to teaching. No two students are alike, and I cater every lesson to the student's personal needs. I have a Bachelor's degree in cello performance from Ithaca College, Whalen School of Music, and am currently pursuing a Master's degree at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

My main goal is to create a fun, engaging, encouraging and inspiring relationship with my students. I often play alongside my students during lessons to create a more comfortable atmosphere, as well as allowing me to demonstrate whatever it is I am trying to teach. At times in my cello studies, I found practicing to be difficult because I wasn't playing repertoire I wanted to play, rather, playing only what my teacher felt was best. I have taken those personal struggles and applied them to my own teaching style. While technique and standard classical repertoire is incredibly important to a students development as a cellist, I like to incorporate music that the student is passionate about as well, whether it be pop music, folk, rock, you name it! I think it is really important for a student to make their own choices in their musical development.

At this point in my career, I am most passionate about chamber music. I find when I'm playing alongside other musicians, I feel the most comfortable and can express myself openly. As a chamber music coach, I strive to help a group connect, both as musicians and as people, so they can perform passionately and experience all of the fun that small ensemble music has to offer.

Let me help you become the musician YOU want to be! I look forward to making music with you.

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Private Cello Teacher
Oct 2016 - Jun 2017
Self employed

I gave private lessons to a few students during my senior year at Ithaca College. View my bio to learn more about my teaching methods!

Section Leader
Aug 2016 - May 2017
Ithaca College

During my senior year at Ithaca College, I was a section leader of the cello studio. I lead cello sectionals for orchestra, and helped some of my fellow students one on one. I learned a lot from teaching students close to my own age, it has really helped me develop as a teacher and a performer!

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Private Cello Teacher
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
Self employed

During high school, I had a few young students. This was the beginning of my teaching career. View my bio to learn more about my teaching methods!


Cello Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Cello Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Ithaca College, Whalen School of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency


May 2016
American Red Cross


Merit Scholarship
May 2017
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Presidential Scholarship
May 2013
Ithaca College

Photos & Videos

Here I'm playing a pop tune, "Too Young" with my friend Ava Heatley.
Here's a video of me from about a year ago as I was preparing for graduate school auditions!
Photo by Julia R.
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