Strings Made Simple

Introduction to the Instruments
Instrument Care
Instrument Diagram
Importance of Practicing
Choosing the right instrument
Useful Gear
Links and Printables
About Me

About Me


My name is Julia Harmon.  I started playing the cello in 4th grade, and by 8th grade I was picking up the other 3 instruments. By the end of high school I realized that I wanted to have a future in music.  I married my husband in July of 1997 and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Music Education Instrumental emphasis in April of 1998.  Our first child was born in August 1998, and I put my career on hold.  Although I wasn't teaching in the public school systems I never did fully leave music  Besides taking care of our kids, I kept myself busy by directing church choirs, teaching private lessons, performing in local orchestras, and playing in chamber music.  Now we have 4 children.  Jessica is 13, Dallen is 11, Eric is 8, and Brandon is 5.    In my free time I enjoy gardening, sewing, and being with my family. 

I started teaching with Carolyn Cardella in the Billerica School System in September of 2008 and have enjoyed every minute of it.   She is a wonderful teacher and has taught me many things. I want to thank my husband for putting up with and supporting me in all that I do and for my parents for driving me to all of my rehearsals and paying for all of the years of my private lessons.