I teach violin, viola, and piano. My priority is flexibility--every student learns differently, and my psychology degree gives me a unique ability to identify students' learning styles and reach them with positive motivation.
I am a Suzuki certified teacher in violin and viola with 14 years of experience teaching students age two and up. Music reading and ear training together make for an efficient and fun learning experience!
I have a B.S. in psychology.
Working with people of all ages to understand and create music is the most fun I have, and I'm lucky enough to make a career of it. I believe that musical education enhances empathy, discipline, math and logic skills, and appreciation for arts and language.
"If a musician wants to become a finer artist, he must first become a finer person." --Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
We have been with Julia for almost a year and all I can say is, “WOW!” She really knows how to teach. Six of my kids currently take lessons with StepUpStrings Studio and each one is flourishing under Julia’s instruction. She breaks the music down so it’s easy for my kids to learn difficult pieces. Her love of music is contagious and the kids look forward to lessons.