Julie Slama

Julie S.

Thorsby, AL

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a conservatory trained professional musician, retired from full time symphony work. I have studied with some of the world's great teachers, and enjoy passing along that knowledge to the next generation.
I teach all ages and levels, at a pace tailored to their needs, abilities, and requirements.
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Julie teaches



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

Teaching since:

I was a titled player in a full time professional orchestra until retirement, when I took up teaching in order to share my knowledge and experience with a new generation of musicians. I have studied with some of the world's great pedagogues, including Max Aronoff and Kim Kashkashian, and look forward to sharing what I learned with you.


American String Teachers Association
Sep 2007

The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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National Organization of Women
Sep 2007

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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American Federation of Musicians
Sep 1984

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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9 Reviews

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Aidan Jackson Oct 11, 2017
Violin · In studio

Best music teacher ever ,can still pick up the violin and remeber how to plaay it and read music thanks to her even after three years. Mrs. Julie made miskakes and mis happs into an oppertunity to go deeper into the art and succes was immensly satisfing. And there is always somthing to look foward to.

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Chanel Oct 11, 2017
Violin · In studio

Julie is a rare and special treasure. Her refined talent is remarkable, and her desire to share her knowledge and love of music with her students is evident in each lesson. She exudes patience and persistence in her teaching, always encouraging her students to strive to do their best. Julie’s teaching techniques and impressive knowledge of her craft has provided my children with a great foundation for success as they learn to play the piano and violin. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

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Theresa Oct 10, 2017
Violin · In studio

Can't speak highly enough in regards to the music instruction my child has received from Julie over the past 5 years.Extremely satisfied with our experience.

Hollie Oct 8, 2017
Violin · In studio

Mrs. Julie was very patient and thorough when teaching my eight year old daughter violin lessons. My daughter learned so much in a short period of time and always looked forward to her lessons each week.

Debra Oct 7, 2017
Violin · In studio

We have been more than happy with Mrs Julie's teaching. She came highly recommended from a couple of our friends. She is very passionate about teaching and focuses on having good technique as well as learning songs. She has been very patient (which can be trying at times with a 7 year old)!! Our granddaughter is eager to go to her lesson each week and also ready to practice since she loves the rewards she earns from Mrs Julie. We have been more that satisfied with our grandchilds progress and love the way she is encouraged to do her best by Julie. I would highly recommend Julie and can't wait to see what the future holds for our "little violinist"!!

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Sarah Oct 7, 2017
Violin · In studio

Our 14 year old son wanted to take violin lessons. To say that we are thankful to have found Julie would be an understatement. Her experience, professionalism and her passion for music created one of the best learning experiences in our son's life. We adore her! When someone asks me about violin/fiddle lessons, I send them to Miss Julie. Always. What a jewel to have her in our community!

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Kaysha Oct 7, 2017
Violin · In studio

We love Mrs Julie. She is very patient with her students.

Rachel Oct 6, 2017
Violin · In studio

She knows her stuff. Everything there is to know about different techniques and styles! Plays many different instruments. Very talented and makes lessons fun! She wants you to enjoy playing music so after learning how to play the instruments, she lets you pick songs that you want to learn to play. She wants you to play music that you like! I've been taking lessons for almost a year now and I've always been very pleased with her as my teacher!

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Cameron Oct 6, 2017
Violin · In studio

A great teacher to have!

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