Julie Badowski

Julie B.

Loves Park, IL

About Julie B.

Julie teaches: Ages 4 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: Within two months


The ability to play the piano and sing have been the greatest gifts in my life, and I have always wanted to share that gift with others. I love nothing better than to help a student learn to love music and gain confidence in their ability to perform.
I earned a BA in Music Ministry with a Piano Pedagogy Minor and have been teaching piano since 2008. In the last year, I have added voice/singing lessons and online lessons. I have taught ages 4-adult and enjoy helping each student succeed. My local students students have two recitals every year, which gives the opportunity to share what we have been working on and celebrate successes every six months.
I firmly believe that theory and the ability to read music are important skills that should be learned, whether on their own, or as part of music lessons. Once you can understand notation and theory, a whole new world opens up to you.

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Administrative Coordinator

Jul 2016 - Present
Rockford Symphony Orchestra

Piano and Voice Teacher

Jan 2010 - Present
Self Employed

Teaching piano and voice lessons and running a private teaching studio.
~Growing Musicians for Life~

Music Instructor

Apr 2011 - May 2015
YMCA of Rock River Valley

Teaching piano lessons and building a music program.

Piano Instructor

Jun 2013 - May 2014
Forest City Music Studio

Teaching piano lessons.

Piano Instructor

Sep 2008 - May 2009
Judson University Community Music School

Teaching piano lessons.


BA Music Ministry/Piano Pedagogy

Jan 2006 - May 2009
Judson University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


BA in Music Ministry

May 2009
Judson University

Music Theory, Piano, Keyboard Harmony, Music History, Voice, Conducting, Piano Pedagogy, Hymnology


Music Teachers National Association

Jun 2010

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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4 Reviews on Julie B.

Payton Apr 6, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I loved my first lesson!! As a beginner I was a little nervous walking in but Julie made me comfortable and didn't overwhelm me with too much. I actually learned more than I expected and can't wait for my second lesson!!!
Terri Aug 13, 2015
Piano · In studio
She is wonderful with my daughter!! She is very patient and very fun!
Cathy Aug 11, 2015
My granddaughters have been taking piano lessons since kindergarten for the last 4 years from Miss Julie. She is a great teacher, patient and kind, and the kids love her.
Kari Aug 11, 2015
Piano · In studio
Julie has a wonderful way with children that makes them enjoy learning.
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