Julie Wylie has presented music workshops
and papers at national and Australian conferences in Music Education,
Special Education, and Early Childhood.
Julie is available to present Music Seminars and workshops to parents,
teachers and students. Here is just some of
the unsolicited feedback from the books and tapes.
Julie's work in early childhood music is
unparalleled in its sophistication, creativity, insight, and basis in
science. Her work with children, both with and without disabilities,
and their parents uses music to support and develop effective parenting, to
bring about significant positive clinical outcomes, and to enhance the
quality of life of all involved. To say Julie is a pioneer is an
understatement. Her work represents a genuine paradigm shift in how we
should be thinking about music in our work.
Dr Susan Foster-Cohen
Director. The Champion Centre
Julie’s workshop conducted in our professional
development centre was just outstanding. People were saying they had
never been on a training day like it, and one gentleman described it
as life-changing. The whole presentation was so professional and deeply
appreciated by all.
From Professor Barry Carpenter OBE
Sunfield Research Centre,
Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire UK
I want to thank you for all that you do... it wasn't until I sat down to prepare this morning's session that I realised just how many of your wonderful songs we actually use on a regular basis at Musikool Kids... and they are all so loved by the children. As neither myself nor Mum are singers, (not very musically talented at all, actually!) we do rely on your cds and it's fantastic to have such great resources. I also really appreciate the ideas, support and encouragement I receive from you at Musical Parenting - you are a real inspiration! God Bless you,
My name is Fiona and I run a small music class in
Edinburgh Scotland. I recently bought "Dancing in a Circle" and have
found it a fabulous resource which I use every week.
Thank you very much,
I wanted to email you and thank you for your wonderful course "Music
is Child's Play". I already do alot of your songs with my music classes
but now I know WHY! Your passion and enthusiasm is inspirational. I am
writing this at 6am this morning (Sunday) as I was woken by over–active
brain singing "Down by the Bay" and also my excitement over
the trip I'm taking to Spotlight today to get that fabulous fabric!!!
I have been constantly thinking about I can use your ideas within my groups
– I'm very exited! I would love to bring my 6 year old twins to
your music group on Tuesday after school. Neve and Flynn love music and
I don't feel like they get enough of what they need at school. I just
think they would benefit from your experience and enthusiasm greatly!!
I look forward to introducing the children to you!
“Message from a loyal fan in Malaysia” “I
have just ordered a couple of your CDs and a book from your website.
While I am thinking about it I thought I would take the opportunity to
tell you how much my daughter Alisha aged 14 months and I love your CDs.
I am a Kiwi, but live in Malaysia. I first read
about your work when “Rock-A-Bye
Blues was featured in a parenting journal while I was on holiday in New
Zealand last year. Since then it has been my constant companion during
long hours in the nursery. Sadly it was in my car which was stolen a
month ago, which has made me realise that I can’t live without
it. I am now ordering another copy.
I also have “Bean Bag Bop” and “Teddy Bear’s
Tango” which I play daily to my daughter. “MORE, more!!!” she
demands in the pauses between tracks. I have also been playing it to
other kids at our play-group and they also love the music.
I don’t consider myself to be a particularly musical
person, but since I got hooked on your CD’s, I find myself singing
to my daughter, or myself almost every hour of every day. I am sure that
even after my daughter has grown up and moved on to rock and roll, we
will both still be singing “I Love My Family” and the “Teddy
Tango”! so I want to thank you sincerely for giving us such a wonderful
treasure to share and grow with.
Heidi Collins, Kuching,
The CD has arrived and IS just WONDERFUL! Congratulations Julie".
" Julie's classes, together with Musical Parenting, gave me more
ideas for parenting in a positive way than I would have had otherwise,
and the music has become an integral part of my parenting. Before
I had children I could honestly say I could live without music. But once
I had children I needed music and now I don't know how I'd survive without
Lisa Reid in "Sound Ideas" May 2003
I used your “Dancing in a Circle” in my music workshop.
It was a great hit with adults and children. They all loved
it. Keep up the good work. You are a great inspiration to us all.
Sheila Lethbridge, WAIPAWA
Thank you for your inspirational workshop which you presented in
New Plymouth recently. I attended all sessions which have motivated
me to further action, to bring music into more people’s lives.
Beath NEW PLYMOUTH.
The Victorian Orff Schulwerk Association Victoria Inc.
Australia. appreciate the time, effort and energy you contributed
to providing a high quality presentation for Pre school
and primary school educators. We also value your preparedness
to assist in providing conference participants with notes,
ideas, skills and practical activities to aid them in their
quest to bring the joy of the performing arts into their
Your contribution is greatly valued and appreciated and
was a significant factor in the success of the 1999 ECCPA
Susie Davies and Beth Rankin on behalf of the
I have been inspired by your workshops for PAFT.(Parents
as First Teachers) training. I have attended both
of your Auckland Seminars in the last two year.
Ann Campbell Chartwell, HAMILTON.
We love your CD's. SING BABY DANCE BABY and SWING ME A SONG are much
loved favorites can we please order the next ones in the series.
Kerrie Sutton, Waitangi Street, Kurow.
Caitlin is now one year old and we are astonished at
how she responds to your CD's.
Her reaction to your music has been a constant source of pleasure, thus
I must have your latest tape!
Tirohanga, Lower Hutt
I enclose an order for two copies of your CD
“Dancing in a Circle” I look forward to listening to it as does my two year
old daughter Melanie. We are exhausting all of your other CD's and
thoroughly enjoying them. The second CD is for a friend currently living in
Athens, Greece. Last month she moved house, and is extremely upset,
because during the move, your precious CD was lost! Such musical CD's for
babies are unobtainable in Greece. She has sent me an urgent memo requesting
another CD in your series that is how popular
you are, in these far- flung places!
Clarke, Takapuna, AUCKLAND.
I HAVE JUST READ YOUR WONDERUL BOOK “Music, Learning and Your Child”.
It is the most wonderful book on early
childhood music that I have come across(
and how I wish I had seen it when my
own children were young.) Congratulations
on an outstanding achievement.
Carol Ward. L.T.C;L. A.I.R.M.T. WARD ACADEMY
OF MUSIC, UPPER HUTT
I recently borrowed “SING UPON A
RAINBOW “ from the
library for my three year old. He loves
music, but this CD was a particular
hit and we are still singing several of
the songs weeks after the tape had to
be returned. Thank you for a great kid’s
Marshall, St Albans, CHRISTCHURCH.