Julie Johnson, flute instructor, has brought her talent and love for the flute to almost every type of venue and genre imaginable. Performing classical, jazz, blues and world music in concert halls, cathedrals, horse barns, and jazz clubs, her work has shown that there is a place for the flute in everything.
Instructing mostly junior high and high school students, Julie incorporates many different musical styles and techniques into teaching and playing. She experiments with new ways to play the flute and uses those techniques to help students improve tone quality, technique, and musicality. She is passionate about the idea of breaking down walls of genre between performers and audiences by uncovering thematic, melodic, and other relationships between pieces from disparate genres, then bringing them together with her own distinct sound and approach.
Julie has played with orchestras such as the Rome Festival Orchestra and the Duluth/Superior Orchestra, and at the 2005 Fete de la Flute in Menton. She has also performed with the American Composers Forum, on the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series, and as a featured performer with the Minnesota Chorale. Julie now plays with her band Julie Johnson & The No-Accounts on a regular basis.
She has a Bachelor of Arts from Augsburg College and has studied privately at Conservatoire d’Antibes in Antibes, France.
“She provides positive reinforcement while challenging my daughter and developing her skills. Expresses a genuine interest in my daughter and what is happening in her life.” –MacPhail Parent