About Me

Julian Raphael
Julian is community musician with over 30 years' experience as a music leader, composer and arranger. He works with young children, students and adults and will bring to each group or occasion a love and understanding of the music of the world's cultures. Julian is a multi-instrumentalist and teaches African marimba, drumming and mbira to groups under his company Community Music Junction. He works in an advisory capacity with schools and education organisations, producing resources and creating projects for children to experience the joys of group singing and music-making.

Julian works internationally with a cappella, folk and community choirs, helping to develop resources and sharing his knowledge of vocal leadership. Working alongside Carol Shortis, he helped set up the Song Leaders' Network in April 2012.
Wellington City


Wellington Community Choir
Hutt Valley Community Choir
Men's Vocal Ensemble
Wellington Community Children's Choir
Sing for Your Life
Daytime singing groups that run in the mornings in Wellington suburbs Island Bay (Tuesday) Karori (Wednesday) Khandallah (Thursday) and Aro Valley (Friday).