Julia Bowdring is originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and moved to Nova Scotia in 2017.
She is a violinist, fiddler, pianist, and accompanist, and has performed in many locations worldwide including Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, New York City, Ireland, and London (UK). Julia holds a Bachelor of Music degree (classical piano) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters degree from the University of Limerick, where she specialized in Irish Traditional Music Performance.
As a music teacher, Julia worked with Suzuki Talent Education Program (STEP) and King’s Bridge Montessori School in St. John's for many years. She also has served as the co-Artistic Director of STEP. Julia has studied the Suzuki Method with Helen Brunner, Paule Barsalou, and Caroline Fraser, and has experience with the Dalcroze and Kodaly Methods. She has taught in Newfoundland, Ontario, and Limerick, Ireland. Currently, Julia is the Assistant Director of the Scotia Suzuki School of Music and teaches violin and piano to 30 students.
Julia has had students accepted to music programs at the university level. Many of her students have received awards and special recognition for performances in music festivals. She has also had several students win gold medals for Royal Conservatory of Music exams.