Julie's Jazz Journal
Julie is a much sought-after private teacher, clinician and workshop
director. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Jazz from
Cal State Northridge and is a member of both N.A.T.S. (National
Association of Teachers of Singing) and I.A.J.E. (International
Association of Jazz Educators). Julie brings performing expertise
to her teaching practice and her experience gained from studying
with diverse and masterful teachers – Canadian-born pianist
Phil Cohen, Zen Master Maezumi Roshi and jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan.
Julie can be found in Leonard Feather’s Encyclopedia of Jazz.
“Julie Kelly’s singing is as
good as it gets. If you’re lucky, you get to study with
her. Her approach to teaching is inventive, exciting, supportive
and so very generous. She knows how to motivate, and working with
her has definitely helped move me to the next level.”
- Judy Wexler, Los Angeles vocalist
Julie has toured all over the United States, China and South America
helping musicians and singers in a workshop environment. Most recently
she presented a workshop at the West Coast Convention of N.A.T.S.
and the University of Missouri Kansas City.
“She was absolutely stunning with
the students. Individually, she cut right through to the heart
of their musical problems, instantly raised musical awareness
and helped them greatly improve. That is rare and exceptional.
So is Julie Kelly.”
- Sunny Wilkinson, vocalist/educator
"Jazz on the
Hill" Vocal Workshop Series
Julie hosts an 8-week vocal workshop throughout the year. Limit
8 students per session. An accompanist is provided and a concert
is held at the end of the period with trio. Cost is $340. To find
out more information email
“As one of Julie’s students
I have witnessed time and again her almost uncanny ability to
quickly identify and fully realize each singer’s potential.
Her wisdom, humor and professionalism are a bonus.”
- Diana Warshawsky, workshop student