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Teachers at the Old Town School

Julia Storke

Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Voice: Musical Theatre, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Folk Piano: Classical, Pop, Rock, and Folk

Julia Storke is a multi-instrumentalist with an established international career. She has lived, taught and performed music in a wide variety of countries, including China, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina and Kenya. A native of Evanston, she received her theatre education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her music degree at Mills College in California, where she studied composition with Pauline Oliveros and voice with Faith Winthrop. She is a multiple grant recipient with a background in piano, Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly pedagogies and is a certified k-12 music teacher who has taught in private and public schools across the country and abroad. As an artist, Julia began her career on stage as an actress and director and found her voice as a singer-songwriter and spoken word artist as well as a jazz singer. She hopes to empower her students with her unique approach to piano and voice by creating, composing and applying music principles through a unique blend of movement, body percussion and music literacy.

Julia is bilingual Spanish speaker and has experience with Mandarin.

Check out Julia’s music and spoken word videos here: Julia’s YouTube Page

Education: K-12 Certified Professional Music Educator, BA with honors, Music, Mills College;  Graduate courses in Piano Pedagogy, Kodaly Method and Orff Schulwerk through VanderCook College of Music and Holy Names University; Acting/Directing Certification, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts; Interlochen Center for the Arts, National Music Camp, Drama and Piano; Steppenwolf Theatre, Youth Summer Intensive; International Baccalaureate teacher, Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme in Music and Theatre 

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2006