Ms. Julie Fischer
Violin, Viola Teacher
Julie Fischer is a dedicated teacher, and performer, and has more than 20 years of experience teaching kids and adults of all ages and levels. She has taught in the university, conservatory, community music school, and private studio setting. Julie has experience teaching children with autism spectrum disorder, behavior disorders, developmental delays, low muscle tone, and beyond. She also has experience with helping students identify places of tension in their bodies, to help get rid of pain, and prevent it before it begins.
Julie is also an avid chamber musician, and has won 3 medals in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She has also subbed with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. She was previously in the Azmari Quartet, in residence at Northern Kentucky University. She is currently on the chamber music faculty of the Midwest Young Artists.
She has appeared as soloist with multiple orchestras, a few being the Pacific Palisades Symphony, Evanston Symphony, and Kishwaukee Symphony.
Julie studied at the New England Conservatory of Music and received her Graduate Diploma from Lucy Chapman, and her Masters of Music from Donald Weilerstein, where she was his teaching assistant. She received her Bachelors of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music from Donald Weilerstein. Her prior teachers were Almita and Roland Vamos, Thomas Wermuth, and Paula Eatman.
Many of Julie’s students have gone on to be professional musicians, attending the Juilliard school, New England Conservatory, Harvard, Hartt School, and Lawrence University.
Importantly,Julie feels that a music education is not necessarily to create another musician, but to create a beautiful, well rounded person who has an understanding of the subtleties of music/life/people.
Julie currently teaches privately, and at the Music Institute of Chicago.