JULIA TARANTO (B.Mus. Melbourne University)
Being of Italian background, music has always been a natural and important part of my life. My mother played the violin and two of my aunts attended the Conservatorium of Music in Sydney.
I learned piano from a young age and enjoyed performing at many concerts, eisteddfods and soirées. I studied piano, psychology and music therapy at the University of Melbourne (Melbourne Conservatorium) and after graduating worked as a music therapist in Sydney. I later trained with Yamaha Music Schools where I taught groups of children from four years of age. My piano teaching draws on all these elements of my background and training.