Julie Murray BMus
Sounds Like This for Kids Presenter,
Flute, Clarinet & Piano Teacher
Julie began formal music lessons on the flute at age eight after her parents could no longer ignore her relentless recorder playing. Little did they know that within a few short years they would be moving the couch to make way for her new piano. Growing up in an ACDC and Pink Floyd filled home, her mother was quite baffled when Bach and Mozart were added to the record collection, but very pleased to see Julie charming the local market goers out of their loose change as she worked her magic as a busker.
In 2000 Julie performed as part of the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony, then in 2001 performed to thousands during the Beijing University Games. She won the John Tallis Bursary in 2004 and has since worked in orchestras, large scale concert bands, chamber ensembles and also as a soloist.
After completing her Bachelor of Music at the Melba Consevatorium in 2006, the Melba then hired Julie to run their individual lesson and concert programs, feeding her desire to one day open her own music school.
Julie loves sharing music with people of all ages and encourages them to be inquisitive whilst teaching them how to make music for themselves. Her lessons are for those wanting to know more than simply how to play their instrument, as she incorporates theory, aural, acoustics, history and a lot of fun into her teaching style.
John is a drummer with over 20 years experience behind the kit, 16 of those as a teacher and almost 10 years in a music shop. He was the lead percussionist of the Sydney Olympic Games Band and has also played in many rock, blues and funk projects over the years. So there aren't many drum questions that John can't answer.
He teaches with a strong focus on technique, reading, feel and style. If you want to learn how to tighten your groove, loosen your swing, or clean up your rudiments, John can help.
Jackson McRae has been hitting things since his hands were big enough to hold sticks. He began formal drum tuition at the age of 12 and now splits his time between playing in various rock, pop, soul and jazz bands, and studying a Bachelor of Music at Monash University. With an interest in combining solid pocket drumming with musical flair, Jackson is looking forward to helping you tighten your groove whilst working on your chops.