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Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.


-Frank Zappa

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar


Musician's Institute GIT program, Teaching Certification, BA in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills

Favorite Bands

Radiohead, Mastodon, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin

Favorite Instruments

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Musical Interests

Rock, Jazz, Blues, Alternative, 90's Rock

Performance Experience

Over 10 Years Experience in Los Angeles, Performed with Jude Crossen and Robin

Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop

Teaching Experience

15 years of private teaching experience.

About Julie

Hello students and parents! I am a Music & Arts guitar and bass instructor with over fifteen years experience in private music education. I have a BA in Education from California State Dominguez Hills, and I am also a graduate from the GIT Musicians Institute with an emphasis in Music Performance! I have taught in the public school system, and I am a state certfied teacher in both Missouri and California. Music education is my passion and I love to work with students of all ages and experience levels!

I have over fifteen years of experience in music performance, both in studio and live shows, and have played with various groups and ensembles in St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. I am passionate in my belief that anyone can learn how to play and write music.

I believe in tailoring my lessons to fit the students individual needs and wants. In addition to this, I strive to maintain quality instruction that helps the student meet his or her personal goals. Passing along the love and knowledge of music, performing, and playing an instrument is a high priority within my lessons!

I recommend method books by Mel Bay or Hal Leonard, and I also like to use flash cards to aid in music theory and notation instruction. I like to work with students on chord progressions and scales, and I specialize in teaching guitar solo improvisation. Because of this, I also recomend Hal Leonard Chord and Scale Finders.

My favorite instrument brands are: Fender, ESP, Gibson, and Epiphone, and my guitar of choice is a Gibson Cherry SG.

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