Julia Chabola: Piano
Bachelor of Music, Music Education Kent State University
Master of Music, Piano Performance University of Akron
Julia Thornton began studying piano at the age of five. She graduated from Kent State University in 2008 receiving a Bachelor's degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in choral/general music and piano, studying under Dr. Jerry Wong. She student taught at East Woods Elementary and Hudson Middle School in Hudson, Ohio. Julia was also a long-term substitute teacher for the district the following year.
Julia held a graduate assistantship at The University of Akron from 2009-2011, studying with Dr. Mayumi Kikuchi and Mr. Philip Thomson, receiving a Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance.
Aside from teaching piano, Julia is also certified and licensed to teach Kindermusik, a developmental music and movement class for infants and toddlers. She enjoys teaching these rewarding classes at the Maestro awarded Kindermusik at Western Reserve Center for the Arts which is conveniently located in The Hudson School of Music.
Julia has been actively involved as a soloist and an accompanist. She has performed in many recitals, competitions, ensemble works, and The Kent State University's Women's Chorus. She has played in pit orchestras for many shows, including: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Grand Night for Singing, Marsha Norman's Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, and The Music Man. She has also been an adjudicator at different events in Ohio.
Julia has been private piano teaching since 2005, and continues to enjoy it... eight days a week.