Julie Murray BMus
Sounds Like This for Kids Presenter,
Flute, Clarinet, Piano and Music Theory 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.
For more than 20 years Julie has performed in very large (2000+) ensembles and bands, as well as small chamber ensembles and also as a soloist.
During her Bachelor of Music at the Melba Consevatorium Julie won the John Tallis Bursary. Completing her studies 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.
Julie has been a music teacher for 16 years and is currently undertaking her Masters of Teaching, as well as additional Kodály studies through Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia.
John is a drummer with (clears throat) well over 20 years experience behind the kit, 18 of those as a teacher and 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.