Julia Parker McMinn

Julia Parker, a native of Fort Worth, began studying piano at age 7 and violin shortly afterwards at age 9. Before college, she had the opportunity to perform in Japan, Austria, and the Czech Republic with the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra, but during college she decided to focus her attention solely on piano. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Piano Performance from Texas Christian University in 2010, studying under Maestro Harold Martina and esteemed pedagogue Dr. Ann Gipson. Following graduation, she was awarded a teaching assistantship and decided to continue her studies at TCU, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Piano Pedagogy. 

During her collegiate years, Mrs. Parker had the opportunity to teach in numerous formats: group classes for children, extended-education classes for adults, music majors, music for non-majors, college electives, and of course private lessons for both children and adults. While at TCU, she served as MTNA Collegiate president, chaired three student festivals, and gave presentations at both TMTA and local teacher associations. She also had the opportunity to take private lessons with Julliard professor, Dr. Yohaved Kaplinsky, and Cliburn gold-medalist, Jose Feghali. 

Mrs. Parker aims to inspire a passion for music in each of her students: a passion that will hopefully endure throughout the rest of their lives, whether by playing themselves or by simply deepening their appreciation for the music of others. In addition, she strives to develop qualities such as self-discipline, perseverance, and a high standard of excellence. She has run a successful studio since 2012. 

She can be reached at (817) 287-8411or jlparker@parkerpiano.com.


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