My philosophy as a music teacher is to instill a lifelong love of music. I want my students to have the confidence to pursue music throughout their life as an individual expression of themselves. This involves learning practice techniques that they can use their whole life so they can achieve a mastery on the flute with note reading, technical facility and ear training. . .with ability comes success in music.
Julianne Johnston has been teaching flute at the Brookline Music School since 1997. Her teaching style is based on Marcel Moyse's 20th century flute pedagogy and Shinichi Suzuki's philosophy as applied to early childhood music learning informed by T. Takahashi. She studied the Suzuki method at the Talent Education Institute in Japan. Ms. Johnston's classical flute training came from New England Conservatory, Augusta State University (BM) and University of South Carolina (MM). Ms. Johnston studied jazz saxophone with Billy Novick and Shannon LeClair, and has also studied flute privately with Geoffrey Gilbert, and in masterclass settings with William Bennett, Julius Baker, and Keith Underwood.
She has performed as principal flute with the Augusta Symphony Orchestra for 10 years, the ASO wind quintet and the Kankakee Symphony Orchestra in IL. She has also played in regional opera orchestras and musical shows on flute, clarinet , sax and piccolo. She currently performs on flute and sax in the Boston area playing with Herb's Heard, a local big band and also with her husband Barry Johnston on guitar.
B.M. Flute Performance, Augusta State University; M.M. Flute Performance, University of South Carolina