about us

Welcome to Fat Cat Music Studio.

Our goal is to create the best musical experience possible with each student! Lessons include exposure to a variety of music genres, styles and skills that will help every student discover joy in music that will last for a lifetime.

Fat Cat Music Studio is owned and operated by Julie Gunvalson.

Julie has been playing the piano since age 5 and teaching piano since 2001. She studied piano performance at Hamline University and has worked many years as a professional musician playing in bands, worship teams, and as an accompanist. She loves teaching music and is grateful for all of the wonderful students and families that she's met and played music with over the years!



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Yamaha Grand Piano and Kawai upright piano


Our Services


private piano lessons

Our goal is to ensure that every student that comes to piano lessons has an excellent musical experience.Lessons use appropriate and well chosen repertoire, improvisation, musical games, parties, and ensemble playing. Lessons given on a Yamaha C-5 grand piano.



Mini Recitals/piano parties

Halloween mini recital: October 27; 3pm

Christmas mini recital: December 15; 3pm

Spring mini recital: April 6: 3pm

Accompanied recital: June 1: 3pm

community events

Jam sessions and drop in group classes will be offered throughout the year






Private Piano Lessons

30 minute lessons-$112 per month

45 minute lessons- $165 per month

60 minute lessons- $220 per month

Includes 34 lessons Sept.-May, all materials used in the lessons and 3 group lessons.

First lesson is a free trial




Recitals and Events

Mini Recitals/Parties: $10

Accompanied Recital: $35

Fat Cat Music Studio




Address: 6117 W. Clinton St., Boise, ID 83704

Parking lot and street parking available.

Phone: 208-559-3615 (call or text)

Use the form below to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you!