Julia began studying both jazz and classical piano at an early age. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory. Her previous teachers include Marco Benevento, Roberta Piket, Billy Hart, and Dan Wall.
Julia has led, composed, and arranged for many musical groups, performing at venues that include the Cutting Room in NYC and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
Julia has nine years of experience teaching piano lessons. She encourages her students to learn music in multiple genres, and to bring in songs or pieces of their own choosing when possible. During lessons she emphasizes improvisation, basic theory knowledge, and ear training. Above all, she attempts to give students music that challenges and excites them, and to help students find a connection to music both within and outside of their lessons.