About Juliana Lopez Davis
Juliana Lopez Davis is an artist and educator originally from Lynn, MA. She began singing at an early age – her mother says she went from non-stop crying, to non-stop singing, and finally to non-stop talking! Juliana showed an interest in piano at around 7 years old. Her grandfather gave her a keyboard as a gift that holiday season on which she taught herself songs by ear. It wouldn’t be until college that she really started to take piano playing more seriously.
Juliana is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a major in professional music. She is currently working on an MBA in music business through a partnership between Berklee College of Music and Southern New Hampshire University. Juliana enjoys teaching beginner piano students and vocalists of all ages. Her most rewarding teaching experiences are those that provide a solid musical foundation for the student. Like building a house, Juliana believes that a solid musical foundation is key to students’ future success and versatility in performing any genre of music.
Juliana has been teaching with At Your Door Music since 2019, and she looks forward to another fun and educational school year!
Check out Juliana and her band Soul of Boston performing via Zoom below:
How old were you when you first started playing?
My mother says I started singing before I could speak. Music has always been my first language. I started showing interest in the piano at seven years old. My grandfather gave me my first keyboard that Christmas. Playing piano became my bridge between songwriting and performing. The more I grew on the piano, the deeper an understanding I got for music in general.
Where did you go to music school? What did you study there?
I graduated Berklee College of Music in 2015 majoring in Professional Music with a concentration in performance and songwriting. I’m currently working on my MBA in Music Business also through Berklee. As an undergrad I took classes in Harmony, Music Theory, Ear Training, Songwriting and more. To help me prepare for my work on stage I took several performance oriented classes like Acting for Musicians.
What are your favorite kinds of music to play and why?
I love so many styles of music it’s hard for me to narrow it down! I tend to perform Pop, Rock and mainstream music but I also love various cultural styles like Soul and Salsa. I love when people dance so I’d say uptempo pop songs are my favorite genre when performing.
What are some of the musical styles you teach?
As a Berklee graduate and a teacher in Boston Public Schools I teach all styles of music. I’m a classically trained vocalist and love the discipline that comes with that but most of my students are interested in playing and singing contemporary music. Whatever kinds of music they like I make sure my students are having positive lessons and are highly motivated to learn! For my students who perform I like helping them prepare for school plays, auditions and talent shows.
Where are some of the places you’ve performed?
I’ve had the honor of performing in some pretty amazing places, Boston Symphony Hall, Jordan Hall and Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens Greece just to name a few. As a worship volunteer I enjoy making music at church where I also taught group music lessons.
Who are some of your favorite bands and musicians?
Some of my favorite artists at the moment are Cardi B, Emily King, Eva Cassidy, Anderson Paak and Lizzo.
What are your other musical pursuits and accomplishments?
Alongside being a singer/songwriter I’m also a model and actress. I love finding new and creative ways to intertwine all of my artistic passions! One of my accomplishments – the one that lead me to At Your Door Music – was performing in the Rhythm of the Universe project under Music Director Simone Scazzocchio. Simone is a Berklee professor and used to teach at AYDM. Rhythm of the Universe performed in larger and smaller ensembles all over the northeast including at TEDx Boston and at Carnegie Hall in New York.
What are some of your artistic goals?
One of my current artistic goals is to complete production on my first original full-length album as a singer/songwriter. I’m super excited for that!