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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


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/02/2019

Mondays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 2:15 pm – 8:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave
Sundays 10:15 am – 3:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Piano 2 with Julia Storke

$177 ($168 members)

09/09/2019 – 10/21/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Piano 3 with Julia Storke

$177 ($168 members)

09/09/2019 – 10/21/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Carla’s Magic Drum with Diane Blumensaadt · Julia Storke

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2015 and 09/03/2016

$324 ($304 members)

09/03/2019 – 11/19/2019 (12 meetings)

Tuesdays · 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Fantastic Farm with Diane Blumensaadt · Julia Storke

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2012 and 09/03/2014

$324 ($304 members)

09/03/2019 – 11/19/2019 (12 meetings)

Tuesdays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Musical Scene Study Explored Through American Sign Language with Julia Storke · Abigail Cline

$318 ($308 members)

09/03/2019 – 11/19/2019 (12 meetings)

Tuesdays · 5:10 PM – 6:10 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Vocal Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone with Julia Storke

$202 ($192 members)

09/05/2019 – 10/24/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Vocal Technique for Guitarists with Julia Storke

$202 ($192 members)

09/05/2019 – 10/24/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range with Julia Storke

$202 ($192 members)

09/08/2019 – 10/27/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano with Julia Storke

[**formerly “Introduction to Piano”**] We are so excited to offer this class for adults in our piano lab. This is a class to introduce you to the piano and prepare you for a journey of learning in our group piano program or private lessons. This class is specifically designed the prepare you to step into our <a href=/classes/detail/?courseid=4928>Piano 2</a> class at the end of 8 weeks. This class will cover approximately pages 0 - 49 in the Alfred Adult All-In-One Course: Lesson, Theory, Technic (Level 1). This class is intended for those who have had little to no experience with the piano. You will begin with the basics, how to sit at the piano, hand positions starting with middle C, identifying the keys, learning notes (quarter, half, eight and whole), time signatures and more.

$202 ($192 members)

09/08/2019 – 10/27/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 3:40 PM – 5:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info