Julie is a concert pianist and qualified teacher with a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has over 40 years of teaching experience, 28 years of those in an international environment. An experienced administrator, she is currently Director of the GEMS Music Academy, Switzerland. She has also released numerous recordings. 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.