Julia WireduGermany Regensburg
Julia Wiredu has been playing the Saxophone for about 20 years. When she was 12 years she was chosen as awardee by the Rotary Club and granted her “Selmer” saxophone. Because she was given this opportunity by her own saxophone teacher, she also tries to achieve the best for her students.
After her A-Levels she taught English, music and creative arts at her aunt’s primary school in Ghana for half a year. From 2010 to 2013 she studied Area Studies at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she also played in many different Bands. During her foreign term in South Africa she was also able to learn a lot about African music.
Until July 2015 she attended a partly private full-time vocational school for rock, pop and jazz with the main subject saxophone in Regensburg. Here, she got professional training in harmonics, ear training, arrangement and recording, drums and percussion, musical history, organology, piano and other theoretical subjects. This is a partly private state music school where she has become officially trained leader for pop, rock and jazz ensembles. She also learned singing and how to lead a choir or a band. Her main subject is the saxophone, which she not only learned to play but also how to teach. This school prepared her perfectly for the job as music teacher.
Next to school she also taught alto-and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute and recorder at three different music schools in Germany. Firstly, at the “House on the Rock” she taught alto saxophone to adults between 40 and 50 years and a recorder group of two seven-year old girls. Secondly, at the music Academy she gave clarinet lessons to two young boys. Thirdly, she had three woodwind classes (flute, clarinet and saxophone) at the primary school in Parsberg with four to six children each. Finally, she instructed about ten pupils at the music school Wittl in Parsberg. However, the most important thing for her pupils is having fun playing their instrument.
From 2015 to 2017, she worked as Woodwind Specialist at the Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai. Here she also lead the young Woodwind group Shamal winds. Moreover she taught saxophone, clarinet and flute at three schools in Dubai: Jumeira Baccalaureate School, King's School al Barsha and Dubai College, where she leads the Clarinet Beginner Band and the Senior Flute Choir.
Back in Germany, Julia gave private lessons to a small number of selected students in Neuhausen Munich and played in Bands like the "New Bel Airs" or "Buck Roger and the sidetrackers". Now, she is teaching at several schools in Abensberg and is available as Solo-Saxophone player!