Testimonials

PRIVATE MUSIC TEACHER

Piano Tuition

“Julie is an outstanding piano teacher who has brought out the best in our boys Alexander and Luke. She was quickly able to build rapport with them and inspire confidence. One of the things I truly appreciated as a parent was the excellent communication we received from Julie after each lesson. As non-piano players, this really helped us to be able to assist with piano practise, and her methodical approach to practise meant the boys were able to progress quickly and remain motivated. I cannot recommend Julie more highly. She is an extremely well qualified and talented teacher.”

V. Zafiris, 2014.

“Julie is a wonderful music teacher. Imogen was very lucky to commence her piano journey with her. She is warm and encouraging and with her guidance, Imogen has developed a lovely appreciation of music, a solid understanding of the fundamental principles and good practise habits. I would recommend her highly for students at all levels.”

J. Draper, 2014.


Theory Tuition

“After discovering that I had never completed my Grade 4 Theory of Music in order to get an instrument certificate from 10 years ago, Julie took me on to teach me everything required to achieve my Grade 4 Theory qualification. Julie was obliging in sharing her deep knowledge and love of music with me. Her energy and passion for the content was obvious, and she always challenged me to achieve the best results that I could. Julie was always very generous with her time, often marking papers and generating content out of the lesson hours.

I am grateful for the time and effort Julie spent teaching me, and would highly recommend her for any potential students wanting to progress their knowledge of music.”

R. Hall, 2015.


MUSICIAN

Piano Accompanist

“Finding Julie as an accompanist has been of real benefit to my daughter as she progresses through her violin AMEB grades. After using a number of different pianists she has now accompanied her twice for her exams. Julie’s comprehensive academic musical achievements and extensive experience as a music teacher provides so much more value in preparing for these demanding exams.

What we appreciate most about working with Julie is her attention to detail and ability to pick up on a problem area and work with us to rectify it. It is a great benefit to get Julie’s informal but critical appraisal prior to sitting the exam. During the pre-exam rehearsals she has resolved timing issues in the music pieces and worked with my daughter on music theory. She has a great understanding of the AMEB requirements/examiner expectations and has a very friendly and professional approach.”

J. Steel, 2015.


Solo Event Musician: Pianist

“Ben and I were delighted when Julie said she would play the piano for our wedding ceremony. She was so organised from the beginning, sending us an extensive list of both instrumental and contemporary song choices for the ceremony. After narrowing the list, Julie was only too happy to play the songs for us to help make our decision. We chose a mix of traditional, instrumental pieces and a contemporary song, which she learnt by ear, as we didn’t have sheet music. Prior to the day, Julie met with the church musicians to practise with their piano to ensure the day would run as smoothly as possible. We couldn’t be happier with the atmosphere she created with her playing on the day, and many friends and family commented they’d wished they had found Julie for their wedding.

B. and L. Cramp, 2014.