Jules has been studying music since the age of seven, when she started taking piano lessons. Since then, she has expanded her musical skills to include both instrumental and choral conducting, classical voice as a soloist and chorister, French horn, pipe organ, piano accompaniment and ensemble piano, as well as music teacher.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied piano performance and accompaniment with Jacques Després, Janet Scott Hoyt, and Patricia Tao, organ performance with Marnie Giesbrecht-Segger, and conducting with Angela Schroeder and Evelyn Grieger. She also received her level one Kodaly Teacher Training Certificate, The Harry Farmer Scholarship in Organ Performance, and the Edmonton Centre Beginner Organist Scholarship from the RCCO at this institution. During her time at the U of A she worked as a music teacher, service musician, and piano accompanist.
Jules has since gone on to attend Capilano University, where she studies conducting with Lars Kaario, piano with David McCoy, and voice with Heather Pawsey, as a soprano. She sings alto in the Capilano University Singers, where she participated in the choir’s annual tour and Cap Choral Intensive.
Jules’ teaching career began as a volunteer piano teacher for Heart of the City Piano Program, and eventually joined the staff at Edmonton Guitar Music Studio, where she instituted their successful recital program. Currently, she teaches piano, voice, and theory in her own private studio, and is a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association.