Julie Spring has taught privately for more than a decade, and is on faculty with the Chicago Harp Ensemble. She is also a public school music educator.
Based in Lombard, Illinois, Julie’s private studio provides instruction in both lever and pedal harp and encompasses a broad age range. Lever harp is the harp that is traditionally used to start learning how to play the harp. Students begin learning basic rhythms and melodies from the first lesson, as well as instruction on tuning and string changing. More advanced students are expected to bring a serious work ethic as well as a sense of humor to lessons, where musicality and artistry are more forefront.
Julie’s teaching philosophy centers on the belief that everyone deserves to enjoy and participate in music, regardless of natural affinity or talent.
Lessons require equal effort from teacher and student. Both parties need dedication to their art form and the ability to communicate effectively. As a teacher, Julie makes her expectations clear, and she asks the same in return of her students. Students are encouraged to express their concerns or questions in a respectful manner.