Julie graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Diploma of Music (Instrumental), and furthered her studies by completing a Graduate Diploma of Music Teaching at Brisbane College of Advanced Education in 1988.
Since 1989 Julie has been working with Education Queensland as an Instrumental Music Teacher. During this time she also worked as an Instrumental Music Teacher at St Laurence’s College. She regularly tutors and holds masterclasses at various music camps. Some highlights of Julie’s teaching at Patricks Rd SS (concert band) include being regular winners at Queensland Youth Music Awards, receiving gold awards at Fanfare and competing in the regional finals and receiving platinum and Gold awards at Musicfest.
Julie is also a founding member of Queensland Wind and Brass and is still currently playing principal clarinet in the ensemble. She has had many roles within the band including librarian and committee member, and has conducted rehearsals and a performance.