- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 40
- Teaching since:
- October 2001
I love playing violin. I've been studying since the age of 5. I was very involved throughout middle school and high school with an intense pre-college program at Indiana University. We had music theory, master classes, chamber music, performances, and multiple lessons a week. It was during this time that I really knew that I wanted to major in violin performance, and had realized that music was a vital part of my life! By being a part of that pre-college program, I was given opportunities such as traveling the world with our group and doing concert tours, and playing with different professional artists, and orchestras. I was also involved in a youth orchestra until I graduated highschool. I attended Indiana University majoring in Violin performance. I hold a Bachelors and a Masters degree. I have also had a little bit of training on the viola, and in music theory. I completed every pedagogy teaching class that was offered at IU and was fortunate to have a lot of experience teaching. I am now a violinist in the Utah Symphony and I am loving it! I believe music is a very important factor in a well rounded education, and I hope that I am able to teach you to love and respect music and to enjoy the incredible journey of learning!
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I am a very friendly person, and love getting to know my students but I also maintain a strict teacher/student relationship with my students. I'm very patient, and I think the more questions that are asked, the better! I think that everyone learns and relates in a different way, so I work with my students individually and discover their strengths, and weakness, and I work to build a curriculum based on their needs.
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private room w/ music stands and seating for parents
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I am a firm believer in the importance of scales and etudes, and after a firm foundation of technique is set in place, the music usually just falls into place.
She has an extensive knowledge of the instrument, and is always nice and courteous. She knows how to keep me challenged, and learning.
Julie is a fantastic teacher. She is knowledgeable, patient, and goes to great lengths to make sure I understand the lesson material. I feel very fortunate to have her for an instructor!