My teaching approach involves social constructivism, valuing that all humans learn and make connections through interactions with others. In any teaching setting, I want to uncover and ignite the inherent musical ability of the student. I honor the prior knowledge and background of the student and incorporate those into my learning style and the content I teach. I also want to break down any knowledge barriers the student may have whatsoever. My main goal is to instill the passion I have for music.
I have been working towards my BME (Bachelors of Music Education) for 4 years. I have experience with teaching general music in an elementary school setting as well as piano to people of varying ages. I have been playing piano self taught for 11 years and have performed numerous times for my major. I have also sang in choirs in middle school and for 3 years in college with the opportunity to have solos. I have had 3 years of private piano lessons and introductory lessons to all instruments. I have in depth music theory training and ear training as well.
I am very flexible on lesson pricing. Depending on the skills and ability of the student, pricing may vary. If a lesson needs to be cancelled/rescheduled, I require a notification 24 hrs in advance otherwise the student will still be charged for the lesson.
As an avid musician and teacher, I aim to help people realize their inherent music abilities. I have over 10 years of self-taught piano experience as well as 4 years of collegiate musical experience (music theory, ear training, choir, private lessons, etc.). I play many different styles of music but especially like classical music. I have also been writing my own music for 7 years and playing in a local rock band for the past 2 years. I love working with people of all ages and encouraging the interests and previous knowledge of the student. I will be certified in K-12 teaching when I complete my degree but would also like to open up my own teaching/community program eventually.
Bachelors of Music Education, Concentration in Piano, 2017-present – Metropolitan State University of Denver
High School Diploma, 2016 – Holy Cross High School, CT
Field experience in Teller Elementary School (K-5) – 2020
• Assisting with teaching recorders/reading notes
• Assisting and facilitating musical theatre practices and performances
• Teaching general note recognition with visual aids
Co-facilitator of summer camps at Denver Cooperate Preschool – 2018
• Facilitating semi-structured and themed lesson plans to preschoolers
• Interacting positively with students and encouraging positive interactions between children
• Lesson planning with other teachers
• Extensive knowledge of basic and advanced music theory (ear training, rhythm, sight singing, etc.)
• Experience with self-taught and classically trained teaching styles/views
• Extensive knowledge in piano techniques and styles, ability to diagnose issues
• Knowledge in songwriting and popular song styles
• Extensive knowledge and experience in singing and the science/pedagogy of singing as an instrument
Member of National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
I met Julia through a friend who is also a musician. I had never played piano before learning from Julia. She was extremely patient with me and taught me the building blocks of learning music within the first lesson. Unlike other music instructors I have had in the past, Julia always acted professional and did not waste any of the time we spent together. Julia was clearly invested in seeing my individual growth. It was very fun to be able to play parts of a song after just two lessons! I know that Julia studied music at a university level for years and it definitely shows. She is a dedicated instructor who was always kind and fun to build a mentor/mentee relationship with.
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