Julianna Sabo

Julianna S.

Winchester, VA

Lesson Details

Acoustic Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The Doctor is in! I am the founder and owner of NOVA Music Academy in Winchester with a professional teaching studio and staff to teach every wind and string instrument. I hold a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Flute Performance from Shenandoah University and I have taught children and university students for more than 10 years. Your child deserves the BEST music teacher. From experience I know teachers vary wildly in quality; with me, you are assured expert quality and professionalism that your child deserves.

Whether your child loves Mozart or Moana, is putting their instrument together for the first time, or getting ready for a big audition, I meet your child at their level and I take them to the stars!
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Julianna teaches



Julianna delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Dear Student,

I am so excited you want to take music lessons! If you love music, we'll have a lot of fun learning together. My best memories are from playing with friends in band and orchestra. Playing the flute took me to college and to visit Europe, even to meet my best friend and my husband! I love to listen to and teach all kinds of music and can't wait to hear what your favorites are. I studied to be a classical flutist so I play a beautiful silver flute in the orchestra but my husband and I also love popular music. In our group, "Mr & Mrs Music" I play a hot pink flute and he plays an electric cello! We mix classical music, pop, and movie hits and have so much fun performing in our community. I can't wait to meet you and make music together!

Dear Parents,

Thank you for giving your child the gift of music! Even if they don’t recognize it right away, they are so fortunate to have your support. As the founder and owner of NOVA Music Academy, I believe that children always win when parents and teachers unite to provide support. We hope that by inviting you into the NOVA Music Academy family, your unique child will find joy in learning music and grow to appreciate the deeply expressive power of art for a lifetime.

I can personally attest to the joy that music has brought my life, including full scholarships for a bachelors, master's and doctoral degree and I could never have done it without my amazing flute teachers. I'm looking forward to repaying their investment into the next generation of musicians, I sincerely hope your child is one of them! My website contains a full bio, resume, and recordings of my playing and testimonials from parents and students.

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Founder, Owner
Aug 2006 - Present
NOVA Music Academy

To our community,
We have devoted our lives to music and education. When we married in 2016, we decided to officially combine our respective studios and form NOVA Music Academy and our performing duo, Mr & Mrs Music. Together in this business and partnership, we open our home and heart to the musicians of the Shenandoah Valley. We can't wait to meet you!
Carlos and Julianna Figueroa

At NOVA Music Academy our mission is to provide the Shenandoah Valley expert quality music education in a family atmosphere. We seek to share our love of music by teaching children and adults in our community. We are committed to inspiring a lifetime appreciation of art and expression and we value each individual's experiences and aims.

NOVA Music Academy is fully licensed and registered to operate in Winchester, VA.

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Aug 2014 - May 2017
Shenandoah University

Undergraduate Music History 1850-present

Teaching Assistantship: Music History: 1650-present, Flute Studio, Admissions, Music Theory

Flute Instructor
Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music

Lafayette, Louisiana

Flute and Recorder lessons for children 6-18.

Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Instructor of Applied Woodwind Lessons

Flute and clarinet lessons for undergraduates.


Doctor of Musical Arts Flute Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2017
Shenandoah University
Master of Music Flute Performance
Aug 2012 - May 2014
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Bachelor Music Flute Performance
Aug 2006 - Dec 2011
Youngstown State University


Performance and Academic Awards
May 2017
Shenandoah University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Youngstown State University


College Music Society, The
Jan 2016

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Jan 2008

Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.

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National Flute Association
Jan 2006

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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Our Downtown Winchester Studio! 
Free Parking
Comfortable Seating Area 
Complimentary WiFi 
Complimentary Hot Beverages and Snacks

Mr & Mrs Music 

Flute and Cello Duo and Founders and Owners of NOVA Music Academy
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3 Reviews

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Mother Aug 10, 2017
Flute · In studio

Having Julie for a flute teacher greatly improved my daughter's proficiency and love for music. Julie was very professional and thorough in her lessons. Most importantly, my daughter was inspired to practice and improve. After taking lessons with Julie, my daughter improved to the level that she began to be hired to perform for Weddings, Church Masses, and Catholic School Masses.

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Accepted to College Aug 10, 2017
Flute · In studio

At the National Flute Workshop, Julie helped me to better myself not only as a flute player, but as a whole musician. I'm her history class I learned about different tuning systems, and then she helped me turn that knowledge into practical application on the flute. Julie's teaching helped me play more confidently.

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Ari Aug 10, 2017
Flute · In studio

Cool studio. I love her pink flute and playing Moana together.

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