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Dr. Julie Ann Ballard

Julie Ann Ballard has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in Music Education and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance with a secondary major in Piano Pedagogy. Dr. Ballard is a highly decorated pianist, teacher, composer and researcher with numerous awards, honors and publications. Her pedagogical intermediate piano solo The Crazy Scientist published by The FJH Music Company Inc. was listed on the National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals Bulletin.

Dr. Ballard presented her research on the music content in modern elementary piano methods and the effects of instrumental music study on the brain at the biennial National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in 2011, 2013 and 2015. Her research articles on music study and the brain are published in CAPMT Connect (Spring/Summer 2017) "Neuroscience research on the effects of music study on the brain" and Clavier Companion (March/April 2018) "What does instrumental music study really do to the brain?". Dr. Ballard is Chair over the renowned annual Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competitions in Performance and Composition for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT). She is an acclaimed performer and runs a distinguished piano studio in Orange County, CA.

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