A graduate of Wittenberg University, Julia has been playing the piano since she was four years old, having already experienced preschool music through the Pied Piper program.
While attending Mason High School, Julia was in both choir and show choir, participated in Junior Music Experience, and took private voice instruction in addition to piano at Loveland Music Academy - so teaching here is coming home for her.
At Wittenberg University, Julia studied piano with Dr. Christopher Durrenberger (an accomplished international pianist), tutored college freshman in Music Theory, studied tap dance and ballet, performed with the choir, and was an accompanist for jury rehearsals.
She also performed as a piano accompanist for recitals, vocal auditions, talent shows, concerts, and church services.
Her teaching philosophy is not to turn out professional concert pianists, but to encourage and inspire creativity and self-expression through musical enrichment, and to guide students through the exploration of a wide variety of musical styles and genres. Her goal in teaching is to help each student develop a love for music, and to discover his or her own personal style and passion.