Ms. Fiore also works with a local non-profit, Kids in a New Groove, which provides no-cost music lessons for children in the foster system (or associated with CASA). She was featured giving a piano lesson to her student, Ja’myren, on YNN Austin’s “Forever Families” segment in May of 2012 with reporter Jennifer Borget.
“(My daughter)Taryn loved Julie as a vocal coach. Taryn’s vocal range and technique improved very much. She always said that Julie has a knack for being able to hear what you’re doing wrong, and then explain very well how to correct it…. Although my daughter has had other well-qualified instructors, Julie has always been her favorite.
I also had the opportunity to take some lessons from Julie over a couple of summers. I agree with my daughter that Julie is a very good instructor. She also is very good at helping you choose songs that work best with your voice — a real plus for auditions.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julie Fiore to you for vocal instruction. She’s a fine instructor and a wonderful young woman.”
–Susan S., mother of Taryn S.
“After a lifetime (at 29 years old) of just assuming that I was
incapable of singing, I decided to try voice lessons to see if I
could, in fact, learn how to sing. Singing was always an embarrassing
and physically awkward activity for me, and I was sure that I was
doing it incorrectly.
After just three lessons with Julie, singing had transformed into an
activity that I did whenever I could, just because it was so much fun.
I had very minimal musical experience before I began, but she helped
to guide me through the very fundamentals of connecting with your own voice.
Further lessons revealed Julie’s expansive knowledge, experience, and education with music. She’s pretty much able to answer any question I have in a very clear and easily understood way. She is also able to pinpoint what could be improved with the sound you’re making, and is very good at explaining how to improve it. Even if I show up at a lesson tired and glum, I always leave with a
smile on my face. The lessons are fun and the value of the knowledge
and experience you obtain from them is invaluable.” -Christine C.
“I have had several voice lessons with Julie and I usually learn something new about my voice each time! I enjoy practicing using songs I like and having her give me feedback on where I can improve. It’s fun to work with her to discover some of my singing talents.”
“I have two children with very different interests in music. One wants to be a singer when she grows up and the other just wants something to do. Julie is great about customizing their lessons so both girls are happy. She moves each girl ahead according to their skill level and interest. The lessons are reasonably priced and I feel like my girls are each getting what they need, which makes us all happy.”
“This December I turned 40 years old. For the majority of my life I have always felt I couldn’t sing. One year ago I decided to change all that hearing that anyone can learn to sing with proper training. Julie Fiore has been great with me. She accepted my starting skill level and the amount of time that I have to commit and has brought me from “I have no clue what I’m doing” to “WOW, I can really hear myself singing on key”. In my lessons with Julie I have truly felt the feeling of achievement and feeling alive as I have progressed. Many times I have left her studio feeling touched and inspired. ”
“I have always wanted to learn how to sing. I wanted to do a song for fun or in a karaoke bar. I started taking lessons from Julie. It’s fun and challenging. I never thought I could sing but I can. Everyone has their own style and you find that through lessons with Julie. I have learned some of my favorite songs. Julie is great. I recommend her wherever you are in your singing ability.”
“Julie is a true professional…. She is very capable of transferring her vast knowledge of the voice to the young performer. She has been a voice teacher for many of my students. They all love her and hold great respect for her talent and her ability to communicate clearly about the voice.”
— Linda Dee Hughes, Artistic Director for Civic Amarillo Summer Youth Musical; Production Assistant for Amarillo Opera