Dr Natalia is a Native of Russia, she graduated from renowned Russian music schools. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Musicology for piano performances in Gnessins' Russian Acdemy. After that, she decided to pursuit the Doctoral degree to research on the America Music in the University of Colorado.
Natalia started teaching piano and music theory from the age of 19 and since then it became her passion, along with the work as a piano accompanist for vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists. A few years ago fulfilling her childhood dream she started pipe organ training and earned the Colleague Certificate of American Guild of Organists.
Natalia combines Russian and American teaching methods and teaches equally in both languages. The last 9 years she lived in Texas and help many of her students attain full potential and gained different types of music awards in piano performance.
While building sturdy academic foundation and solid professional skills, she finds it very important to nurture creativity and appreciation of music in her students, to make learning full of fun, personal discoveries and “wow” moments. She strongly believes that every classical piano piece is a whole world, a whole captivating story, an intricate puzzle or a fanciful game.
Natalia approaches teaching in a holistic way and sees her mission in understanding unique qualities of each student and helping them explore themselves through music and piano playing, building personality, developing confidence and perseverance in any professional path they choose in their lives.
Natalia has two sons, enjoys teaching them piano and helping to succeed in their classical guitar studies and learns to play guitar herself. In free time she enjoys sports, learning foreign languages, reading, painting and singing in choir.