How Music Boss Came About
Music Boss has a very special meaning to me, which includes both personal and professional aspects of my life. I am a pianist of 40 years, starting lessons in Slovakia, at 5 years old. You can say that piano has been a constant in my entire life, a huge part of my being. As a musician, taking lessons or performing, you may already know or soon find out that music can bring out many emotions in a person. Joy, pleasure, happiness, but also frustration and performance anxiety. Even after years and years of playing the piano for people, I suffer with performance anxiety every single time I play. A couple of years ago, as I was driving to one of my performances, I had my then 9 year old son with me in the car. I was stressing, fidgeting, and being nervous about the upcoming concert and in the midst of my anxiety, I heard my son’s voice from the back seat: “Mom, the piano is not your boss, you are the boss of the piano!” Taken aback by his wisdom, I realized that he was right. I was in control of the instrument, not the other way around. I repeat this to myself to this day, every time I play. “ You are the piano boss, you are the music boss.”
Music Boss Philosophy and Belief
Music Boss school was established with a belief that everyone can be the boss of their musical journey. You are in control of the role that music will play in your life. You can accept that as a human being, you will not be perfect and you will be making mistakes. You may get frustrated with the practice, or you may get nervous before recitals and performances. But you can take charge and embrace music in your life and watch all the positive impacts it has on other aspects of your life as well. Music Boss is here to give you tools that you can also apply in school, work, and other everyday situations. Music Boss is eager to make you a better musician and a better human being.
Piano, Guitar, Ukulele Teacher Early Childhood Music Specialist
For the past 35 years, the city of Georgetown has served as Julie’s home, both personally and musically. Within its welcoming embrace, she raised her two sons and nurtured the musical talents of countless students, instilling in them the same profound joy that music brings to her life. Julie’s expertise encompasses piano, guitar, and the ever-popular ukulele. Additionally, she leads young learners through delightful musical adventures in her Preschool Piano Program, where students explore percussion instruments, engage in rhythmic movement, and discover the wonder of music through singing, dancing, and playful explorations of the keyboard.
When she’s not sharing her love of music with her students, Julie enjoys exploring her own creative passions. She fires up her kiln to create works of pottery, paints with watercolors and acrylics and finds inspiration in the beauty of nature through birdwatching.