Music Theory, Piano
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
My name is Natalya, and I am a professional Piano Teacher with 26 years experience (16 years in Russia and 10 years in the USA).
I hold a NC teacher licence and I am a Member of the Music Teachers Association(MTA) since 2010,
member of Charlotte Piano Teachers Forum(CPTF) from 2012.
and member of National Guild of Piano Teachers since 2015. I was awarded the Independent Music Teachers Forum teacher enrichment grant for 2013-2014 from North Carolina Music Teacher Association.
My Musical Education Background
My Russian Education is equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Music and Arts in Music Education.
I also hold a BA Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Tashkent State musical college named Hamza, USSR.
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach all styles of music, but the favorite is a classical. I make practice easier and fun, creating higher results by: Reading Music Excellent Technique, teaching all kinds of scales(arpeggio/chords/chromatic ) Theory Music Expression and Music History.
Please contact me for the Lesson Rates
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I enjoy teaching all levels, all ages( 4+), various styles of music in my private studio in Cornelius.
My Certifications and Awards
My students have won many competitions with First Place in Russia.
In the USA my students have gotten Superior in the NC State contests/festivals in Queen University in March of 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
My Musical Influences
Russian, Ukrainian and European music. Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Glinka , Shamo and many more. My favorite European composers are Mozart, Bethoven, Bach, Chopin, Gluck and Handel.
Natalya is such a great teacher; I have been playing piano since I was younger, but I have found it difficult to learn to read sheet music. However, since I have started taking with Natalya, my sight reading ability has increased a great amount and I am loving my growing ability to play the piano better every day. She finds the level that you need to be at and she keeps you on track and disciplined. I highly respect Natalya and hope to continue taking from her for a very long time! ~Justin
My son Kyle has been taking piano lessons from Natalya Snowberger since this past winter. Natalya has been a wonderful music teacher for him. My son loves piano and looks forward to his lessons every week. He really likes Natalya and I have been very impressed with her capabilities. She has a very warm, patient and encouraging way of teaching children. When Kyle was getting a bit frustrated with learning his piano songs, Natalya took time to encourage him that he could do it, and put his lessons at a level that gave him more confidence. Natalya adjusted his lessons to his capabilities. As a parent, I want my son to have a lasting fondness of music. Playing piano has opened that interest in my son. I believe having such a competent piano teacher as his first introduction to learning music has played a huge role in that! --Kristin Pepe
Natalya as a teacher far exceeded my expectations. She was able to impact her enthusiasm and love of playing the piano onto my daughter. Natalya customized the music and lessons to her current skill level while at the same time providing challenges to keep the learning process going. I was able to observe the last ten minutes of most of my daughter’s lessons. This is where I witnessed the wonderful connection that developed between teacher and student. Natalya is not only friendly and patient but also is good at gauging her student’s level of knowledge and ability. Her commitment to her students is evident.