Julie Murray

Hello, my name is Julie. I am a mum of two boys, Alex and Leo. Sounds Like This is my third child! I have a passion for teaching young people music, as well as providing parents and families with the tools to bring music into their homes. I believe YOU are your child's best teacher and childhood should be magical.
I began formal music lessons on the flute at age eight after my parents could no longer ignore my relentless recorder playing. Little did they know that they would soon be moving the couch to make way for a piano. I have a Bachelor of Music from the Melba Conservatorium, and during my studies was awarded the John Tallis Bursary. I've had the privilege of performing on the world's stage as a flutist and the joy of large and small ensemble and solo work within Australia. I have been a private music educator since 2003 and have since studied Kodaly based music programs specifically for young children and early learning. I am an accredited First Steps in Music Teacher through the acclaimed Feierabend Association for Music Education. 
I love mini adventures with my family, making home movies, growing food, watching my boys make new discoveries and savouring really good coffee. 

Lauren Nilsson

Hi, my name is Lauren.  I'm a mum to two children, Charlotte and Harry.  We have been attending Sounds Like This for Kids since Charlotte was one year old and after months of training both with Julie Murray and professional development with Anna Mlynek-Kalman, I now love running them and have been for the past three years!
I studied a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies and worked in childcare for two years, as a nanny for thirteen years and as a kindergarten teacher for nine years. I have a strong passion for children's early development. I grew up singing in choirs and have always loved making music with children. 
I love to spend time with family and friends, cooking, watching movies, eating chocolate and singing!

I am currently taking some time off, but I will be back making music at Sounds Like This from Term One, 2018.