When the school formed its jazz band, Julia started to play the saxophone and played in many concerts, school
productions and shows.
She first played with KEMS Orchestra at this time - third clarinet in Verdi's
She then studied for a BA in Music at Dartington College of Arts and Master's Degrees at Reading and Sheffield Universities.
Julia assisted in founding the KEMS Concert Band. She teaches woodwind and leads
ensembles in Staffordshire and Cheshire schools, has a private teaching
practice at her home in Macclesfield and conducts the Newcastle-Under-Lyme
String Orchestra. She has appeared with the Beckford String Quartet, the KEMS
Concert Band and Newcastle Strings as a soloist.