Julie has enjoyed a lifelong love of music, and singing in particular. Growing up in a musical home, there was always some form of music, be it singing, experimenting with instruments (and pots and pans!), listening to recordings, attending concerts, taking Suzuki piano lessons, or performing in ensembles. Julie’s undergraduate focus was on Music and Speech Communication, and she holds a Masters in Counseling Psychology, a background that greatly informs her approach to parenting and teaching. Now the mother of two young children, Gabriel and Elena, Julie is thrilled to have discovered what she calls "the magic of Music Together". What she found particularly exciting and compelling about the Music Together approach is that the curriculum does so much more than foster music-making. It marries the joyful fun and expression of music with building and strengthening the parent-child bond, all of which have an incredibly powerful and positive impact not only in childhood but on one's entire life. “This program is such a gift, and I'm deeply grateful to share it with my family and yours!" Julie believes music to be a nourishing experience as well as a healthy outlet for adults and children alike. "Whether you have a background in music or you have never sung a note, we will have an amazing time making music together!"