Julie began her violin studies at the Christchurch School Of Music learning from Brian Shillito until he joined the NZSO. Following that she learnt from Dorothy Buchanan, the late Mary Dew , Pauline Smith, and Jan van den Berg.
Julie has played in the Christchurch Symphony for more than 30 years and loves making music with her colleagues . She also really enjoys playing in chamber groups.
Julie has 35 years’ teaching experience , ranging from lessons at the Christchurch School of Music to adult classes at Cashmere High school. Her passion is teaching students of all ages through their musical journey.
Julie currently teaches privately and at various schools . A highlight was sharing the wonderful tour in 2011 to Japan with CSO.
Julie loves to spend time with her family and granddaughter.