Julie Rieth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics and Music at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University. Her teachers include Jean-David Coen, Carmen Or and Laurence Davis. Pedagogy teachers include Frances Larimer, Marcia Bosits, and Elvina Truman Pearce. Ms. Rieth has twice attended the Aspen Music Festival as a student of Jean-David Coen, where she was fortunate to audit John Perry’s master classes.

An active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and of the Music Teachers’ National Association, Ms. Rieth has served in branch board positions for over 18 years. Ms. Rieth is currently an independent piano teacher in the Tri-Valley area of Northern California (julierieth.musicteachershelper.com). Her 25+ years of teaching experience encompass Kindermusik, classroom music, group and private piano lessons in a variety of settings, including the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC.

Ms. Rieth is active as an accompanist for community and high school choirs, singers and instrumentalists.