Julie is a concert pianist and qualified teacher with a Master of Music in Piano from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English from the University of California at Berkeley. She has a lifetime of teaching experience, with over 30 years of those in an international environment. An experienced administrator, she has founded and directed numerous music academies, schools, arts programs, ensembles and concert series. Julie has also has released 18 recordings under the pianoforte productions label. She runs workshops and coaches vocalists, chamber groups and ensembles as well as teaching theory, ABRSM, IGCSE and IB exam preparation. She gives of her time to humanitarian events throughout the year.