Julia is a University of Nebraska graduate who studied music under Nebraska Music Hall of Fame winner Verle Straatmann, KimSam TonThat (actress Julie Andrews pianist) and Polly Colony (Harold G. Palmer's daughter). As a student, she was involved in many musical activities including an international award- winning marching band, orchestra, flute choirs, piano and flute recitals and various talent shows including the Miss Nebraska Pageant. She worked at music stores owned by her family, where she still helps out occasionally while on vacation. She was a winner of many awards including the John Phillip Sousa Award, was a co-host for the television home improvement show "Welcome Home" for five years, and taught a classical music curriculum in a local preschool. She has been teaching piano and flute for more years than she cares to think about!
Piano and flute lessons are taught in Coral Springs, Florida. The use of a variety of methods, books and materials assure that students get the most out of their lesson time. An all inclusive style to learning both the flute and piano is stressed. Classical, jazz, traditional and folk music are all taught as well as performance and popular music. At Julia's Music Studio, the student is sure to obtain the feeling of self-accomplishment that is typical of music lessons. A lot of her students are involved in both piano and flute lessons and find that they compliment each other. Each child is unique. At Julia's Music Studio, piano and flute are taught with a unique curriculum for each student.
Julia is the mother of two teenage boys who both play the saxophone and piano. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and growing heirloom tomatoes from seed (which she shares!!!). Jingles, the musical dog, loves her students and will occasionally sing along with flute students. She is usually very off key. The cat, Snowball, who rarely shows up, is not impressed.
National Flute Association 2011-2018