Julia - Teacher #1409

- Voice

- Music Appreciation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
- RCM - Basic Rudiments

- English

Teaching Philosophy

Hi Everyone!

My name is Julia and I am a voice instructor who is looking forward to meeting you and to helping you achieve your musical goals – big or small!

As a child, I was drawn to music at an early age, beginning piano lessons at age 5 and singing lessons at age 7, both at my own request. I’ve always loved having music in my life! Growing up I competed in local music festivals, completed RCM exams in piano, theory, and voice, sang in choirs, performed in musicals, and joined a jazz ensemble. Whether you’re looking to complete exams, work towards competitions, perform an open mic night, or simply gain the confidence to sing along to the radio or in the shower, music should be fun!

I look forward to helping you discover your potential and to learn new skills that will make your talent shine in a fun and supportive learning environment. I enjoy singing and teaching in many styles such as Musical Theatre, Classical, Folk, and Jazz. I teach music because I know how much it can enrich a person’s life growing up and in adulthood as well.

I’m an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and dedicated teacher and I look forward to sharing my musical joy and expertise and making music lessons fun for my students!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Musical Education

University of British Columbia - Master of Music
University of British Columbia - Bachelor of Music
Mozarteum Salzburg - Performance Diploma

Awards and Distinctions

Vancouver Opera Chorus Endowment, Professional Development Grant (2015)
Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Entrance Scholarship, (2015)
Vancouver Opera Foundation, Barbara Eves-Sharp Memorial Bursary Award (2012)
Johann Strauss Foundation, Hecht Memorial Scholarship for Advanced Study of Music in Austria (2012, 2010)
University of British Columbia, Arts Undergraduate Travel Abroad Award (2011)
UBC Golden Key Society, Lifetime Member
UBC Ben Heppner Scholarship (2010)
UBC School of Music 25th Anniversary Scholarship (2009)
Province of Alberta, French Immersion Certificate of Achievement (2007)


30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00

There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable

NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher


1. Cancellation Policy

Lessons not cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice are billable to the client and payable to the teacher. This does not of course apply to travel fees unless the notice is effectively given at the door and the teacher has travelled to the location.

2. Cessation (quitting) Policy

A client must provide a 2 lesson notice period to stop lessons. So a weekly student needs to give 2 weeks of notice, a biweekly student works out to 3 weeks notice and a twice weekly student works out to a week of notice.

3. Illness Policy

Lessons cancelled due to illness or extraordinary circumstances with less than 24 hours notice remain billable to the client and payable to the teacher.

BAH teachers are encouraged to offer a make-up lesson at a future date in the interest of client relations and general goodwill. This only makes sense as teaching a student with the flu for example, will ruin the rest of your week's employment.

No more than 2 lessons may be made up due to illness within a 60 day period.

4. Rescheduling Policy

Any lesson can be cancelled or rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice.

Summer Vacation and Extended Absence Policy

Clients may schedule longer absences for trips etc. 24 hours notice is required.

It is normal and typical for students and about 20% of our teachers to schedule a break in the summer. We do not enforce a notice period (see cessation of lessons) at the end of a long summer break.

5. Evaluation Period

There are no free trial lessons with Beethoven at Home but we do offer a 2 lesson evaluation period where it is easy to try out a teacher. There are no free lessons during the evaluation period and clients may choose to discontinue the lessons at any time by providing the required 24 hours notice. After the student's 3rd lesson the required 2 lesson notice period will apply (see cessation of lessons above).