Julie Navarrette received a Bachelor of Arts in music and journalism from the University of North Alabama in 1996. While attending UNA, she sang in the University Collegiate Singers, served as an accompanist in the music department, and taught private voice and piano lessons at The Linda Young Music Studio in Florence, Alabama.
After moving to Washington, D.C., for a journalism internship at the States News Service, she served as interim music minister at National Church of the Nazarene in Washington, D.C. She has taught Kindermusik classes at the Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center in Arlington and The Butterfly House at Alexandria Episcopal Seminary, and Music Together classes at Metropolitan School of the Arts. In 2002, she taught private voice and piano lessons at The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, where she taught until 2007. She served as musical director for the Metropolitan Performing Arts Theatre’s first musical, Honk, and enjoyed performing in MPAT’s rendition of Seussical.
She has been a voice and piano teacher and music director of musical theatre classes at Metropolitan School of the Arts since 2005. She also teaches piano for the Academy as well as the Junior music class for the Metropolitan Homeschool Program.
In addition to teaching, she has taken writing courses and worked with Ed Hansen Productions, Inc., on a fantasy film, self-published “A Job for Christina,” available on Amazon, has a contract with Olympia Publishers in London for “Dirk and His Musical Friends,” and wrote a song, “This Girl is Gone,” available on iTunes, Radio Airplay, and many other digital streaming platforms.
She is divorced and enjoys spending time with her eleven-year-old son.