Since graduating from University with a BA (Hons) in Music and Business Management and a PGCE in Primary Education, Julie has gathered over 20 years experience in primary education having worked as a classroom teacher, governor and deputy head of schools in the Midlands. Julie is also an accomplished brass musician, holding principal positions with top section brass bands performing in Europe, UK, USA and Australia.
From 2010 – 2018 Julie lived with her family in Sydney, Australia. During this time Julie combined her passion for music and education by taking the position as Primary School Band Director. Over seven years under her direction, Julie developed an inclusive band program that doubled in size, winning numerous prestigious awards and competitions including ‘Commitment to Musical Excellence’. When her own children started school she took an active role in the Parents and Community Association, this takes the role of both the PTA and Board of Governors in Australia. In 2016 Julie was elected P&C President, equivalent to Chair of Governors and was commended in the NSW Parliament for her effort, commitment and achievements.
Julie is enthusiastic about the benefits to children of all abilities in learning and performing music and in 2017 she became Education Consultant for WMG in Australia where she successfully launched the pBuzz program. Julie secured strategic agreements with national and local distribution partners for pInstruments including School Bands Australia and Taylormade Music.
Since moving back to the UK Julie continues to work for WMG in her current role as Digital Consultant developing Warwick Music Publishing.