Julia holds an MA in Musicology and a BEd in Fine Arts from York University, Toronto, an M.Mus in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from the State University of Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg and a B.Mus from Mussorgsky Music College, St. Petersburg.
Equipped with her knowledge and more than 30 years of professional experience, Julia develops an individual learning plan for each student. Her approach not only helps students build reliable playing skills; it develops their musical potential to the fullest and inspires a life-long passion for music. In addition to teaching piano to students of all levels and ages, Julia works with pianists with playing-related injuries.
Ensemble Meitarim emerged in 2013 when sisters Olga Zingerman (vocal) and Julia Tchernik (piano) met violinist Alexandra Berlyand. The flautist Inoyat Khaidarova joined in 2018. The group combines classical and traditional repertoire, arranges folk tunes, and promotes the music of diverse ethnic groups; specifically Slavic and Jewish. The members take special pride in discovering and promoting music of the Jewish diaspora.
Julia performs as a soloist and is involved in various groups, including classical chamber ensembles and piano duets. She is a co-founder of the chamber ensemble Meitarim.
Julia is an active member of ORMTA/CFMTA and served as an examiner for the RCM College of Examiners from 2010 to 2020.