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Testimonials

IMG_0221“I was told independently by two musician friends that Julia was an exceptional teacher and they weren’t exaggerating.  She hones in on what needs to be sorted out and somehow finds ways of getting sounds out of me I didn’t know I could make.  Julia is a natural teacher and I feel very lucky I’m able to have lessons with her.’’  (Jeremy Rouse M.A. Cantab. FRCO, Bedford School)

“I am an experienced choral singer and instrumentalist, but had not had any singing lessons since I left school and was really keen to improve my technique. Julia is an inspiring teacher – she explains technical points clearly, and I went away from every lesson having achieved something with my voice that I didn’t think I could do!”  (Emily Harriss, adult student)

“Hi Julia, I’m back in Australia now and just like to say thank you so much for your last minute help with singing lessons in late November. I am pleased to tell you that I did make it into the course. Out of the 2000 people that auditioned, I got into the 24 that made it and start the 3 year course in late January.”   (Ryan Morgan, successful entrant onto Musical Theatre Vocational course, Australia)

“As a teacher myself, I know how much pleasure there can be in knowing how one’s teaching has opened a door for someone. So I’d just like to say Thank You for helping (my son) in that first step. You unlocked a voice that seems to be one which people really enjoy very much indeed. And you’ve contributed to him being in a wonderful place in every sense.”   (Sue S, parent of a former pupil as her son takes on his first performances as a professional singer)

“Julia is an absolute inspiration and I always leave her lessons with so much to think about.  Coming from a background of extensive choral singing, I came to Julia having sung alto in choirs for over 20 years. I had recently been accepted into a choir as a soprano and felt I needed some guidance to help my voice adjust to this new register.  Julia was excellent, giving outstanding technical advice in a way that is clear and helpful.  Julia is kind, warm and encouraging and an excellent teacher of singing.”   (Hayley Hind, piano teacher and choral singer)

“Julia is an inspiration not just to younger singers. In a very short time, she has got to grips with all the bad habits I have accumulated over many years of choral music, and shown me how to extend my beloved singing into my dotage.”   (Martin Herrick, experienced choral singer and retired doctor)

“I accompanied one of your pupils yesterday. She made quite an impression on us at her performance, with her deeply emotional and expressive singing.  Being a teacher myself, I can imagine how proud you must feel to work with such young talented people like her. I just wanted to express my congratulations to you too. She sent me enough shiver down my neck while we rehearsed!”   (YS, piano teacher & accompanist, Cambridge)

“The words that come to mind when I think of Julia and her work are passion, commitment, integrity and connection… She is committed to enthusing and making learning a real pleasure that goes deep down for each person. She is fantastic at connecting with whoever she is working with… She has the buzz factor.”    (Pippa Jones, cello teacher and training workshop participant)