Julie gained her BMus degree in 1998 at Goldsmith College, London.
In 2006, after a successful management career in retail and the licensed trade, she returned to music, attending Trinity College of Music. She spent four years as a postgraduate studying the recorder with Rebecca Miles and Philip Thorby as well as viola da gamba with Alison Crum. Julie has also had recorder tuition, courses and masterclasses with Piers Adams, Pamela Thorby, Tom Beets, Matthias Maute and Bart Spanhove.
As a recorder player her performances have included five years at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Handel House, Southbank Centre, The Exmoor Singers of London and historical dance group The Renaissance Footnotes.
She won the Trinity College of Music early music competition in 2011 with Ensemble Tramontana.
She performs regularly with the comedy and jazz influenced BRLO ‘British Recorder Light Orchestra’, Belsize Baroque Orchestra as well as many solo and ensemble performances.