Significant teachers and mentors:
A few of Ms. Fischer's significant teachers/mentors throughout the years were: Lucy Chapman, Donald Weilerstein, Almita and Roland Vamos, Thomas Wermuth, and Paula Fischer.
Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise:
Ms. Fischer's philosophy is one that revolves arond loving and caring for her students. It can not be explained any better, than from herself:
"Nurture them with love. I love to see the joy in a student's eyes when they are excited about learning, or proud of their recent accomplishments. I teach every student differently, specific to their needs. I am comfortable teaching students of any age, level, and proficiency. I have experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders, low muscle tone, and developmental delays. I have a special interest in playing without pain, and work with the students to use their bodies more efficiently. I also love chamber music, and have many years of chamber music playing and coaching as well. I started teaching when I was 10 years old! My first student(I practiced with her) is now a professional musician!"
Professional affiliations & activities:
Julie has been honored in being a part of Chamber Music America, the Suzuki Association of Americas, and the American String Teachers Association.
Interests outside of music:
When she isn't spending her day practicing music, Julie enjoys meditation, anything technology related, jewelry making, walking, turning pages, and vegetarianism.
Favorite composer or piece to play: