Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
My name is Natalia and I'm a professional piano teacher with 10 years experience of tutoring.
In my teaching style I combine the advantages of several different methods such as: renowned Russian school, various American techniques and my own inventions and experiences. I'm willing to work with kids who would share my desire to play the piano and establish a creative and working environment during the lesson's time. "All arts aspire to be music"-Walter Horatio Pater said. He was right. Music is a universal language which helps to communicate with ourselves.
- I do all my best to make this task really interesting and enjoyable.
- I provide the opportunity to perform on the stage and evaluate the knowledge through the State Achievement Test.
- I invite you to share a world of sounds with me.
- I expect a serious approach and respect to our lessons and home tasks.
- I enjoy spending time with my family, especially with my little 4-years-old-daughter, singing songs with her and telling the fairy-tales on the keyboard. She is an extraordinary gifted one!
My Musical Education Background
WORK HISTORY AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Organist/Accompanist – Mount Hope United Methodist Church (Lansing, MI) 2012-present
Chamber Music Instructor – Rostov State Conservatory (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) 2008-2010
Jury Member – South Federal Chamber Music Competition (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) 2009
Choir Member (II Soprano) – Rostov State Conservatory Choir (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) 2007
Piano Accompanist – Rostov State Conservatory (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) 2006-2007
D.M.A. in Piano Performance – MSU College of Music (prof. Deborah Moriarty) 2012-present
M.M. in chamber music performance and pedagogy at universities– Rostov State Conservatory (Prof. Margarita Chernich) 2008
B.M. in piano performance and piano pedagogy– Rostov State Conservatory (Prof. Elena Chaplina) 2006
Genres and Subjects Taught
$20 per 30 minutes lesson (4-5 y.o.).
$30 per 45 minutes lesson.
$40 per 60 minutes lesson.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All levels and ages.
My Certifications and Awards
COMPETITIONS, HONORS, SCHOLARSHIPS:
Member – Michigan Music Teachers Association (Michigan, USA) 2012
Member – Music Teachers National Association (Ohio, USA) 2012
Scholarship – Michigan State University (Lansing, MI) 2012
Scholarship – Alexander Glazunov Foundation (Munich, Germany) 2009
Scholarship – Johannes Brahms Society (Portschach, Austria) 2009
Scholarship – “Russian performing art” Foundation (Moscow, Russia) 2008
I Prize – Ist D.D.Shostakovich International Chamber Music Competition (Moscow, Russia) 2008
Finalist – I Open Chamber Music Competition by name of N.Rubinshtejn (Moscow, Russia) 2007
Winner – II International Competition «The Modern Art and Education» (Moscow, Russia) 2007
My Musical Influences
Natalia is a wonderful teacher. My daughter admires her piano lessons and can't wait to the next one. She is a truly professional and demands results in her work. However, she luckily combines hard work and fun activities, so it's always a pleasure to have a piano lesson. Thank you very much for that! Oleg