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Julphan Tilapornputt began taking weekly piano lessons when he was 6 years old. He then taught himself guitar when he was only 13 as he wanted to form a pop/rock band with his high school classmates and found the piano was to big to carry to rehearsals. Shortly thereafter he started composing his own original music, playing multiple instruments and teaching himself to use music production software. After high school Julphan decided to continue his musical education, in 2009 he received a Writing and Composition Scholarship to enter Berklee college of Music. He graduated with a bachelors of guitar performance in 2012. In 2014, Julphan moved to New York City to pursue his masters degree at New York University, where he had opportunities to study with jazz masters such as Adam Rogers, Peter Bernstein, Jean-Michel Pilc, Ari Hoenig and many more. While enrolling at NYU, Julphan also started teaching piano and guitar privately and later expanded his teaching career to various settings such as universities, music academies, workshops and in-home lessons.
Julphan teaching’s philosophy focuses on finding the sources of musical interest for each of his students to excite and encourage them to relate their favorite songs to their practice. From the music of video games, soundtracks from movies or TV to top 40 hits, everything a student consumes in their everyday life involves music and can the ignition for their musical education.