Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. I give children and adults a life long skill that will help them be both more creative and logical. Here are a few quotes from students:
"as a child I suffered through the drudgery of piano lessons. I was left with the impression that playing piano was just playing notes. Now as a retired school teacher, Natalie teaches me how to bring out the musicality in these notes. Natalie is an extraordinary piano teacher with a gifted ear and an amazing understanding of different musical styles. Most importantly, she has the ability to communicate how to create musicality from the notes. Taking piano lesson with Natalie, is the best thing I’ve done for myself in a long time."
"What sets Natalie apart from other teachers is that she still performs in public as an accomplished artist. This is one of the many ways she earns respect from her students who appreciate her love for the piano. She is nurturing yet pushes her students to their fullest potential, always challenging me with pieces I thought I could not play. She loves what she does and I love going to my lessons, always feeling motivated and uplifted afterwards."
"Unlike many other fabulous pianists and fabulously gifted piano teachers I have known, Natalie was kind, patient, and always supportive of me as a musician. Even when I was frustrated with my playing, I always looked forward to my weekly lesson, where we hammered out whatever technical problems I had. I cannot recommend Natalie highly enough."
- Jeffrey Kessler, graduate of Yale University
"As a novice adult student, Natalie is the perfect combination of foundational theory and musical dynamics in a teacher, for me". - William Schilling
"Natalie is a wonderful, enthusiastic, well-organized teacher who has a profound sense of the music and how best to teach it. She applies an intelligent, analytical approach to resolving problems. Furthermore, she practices what she preaches, and is an expert musician who is a pleasure to hear."
- Janet Newburg
"Natalie was a wonderful teacher. She always had an amazing amount of energy and enthusiasm for every lesson. I learned a lot from her, not only from her teaching, but also from her positive attitude. I love music and I know that a good deal of that love was inspired by her musicality and by her teaching."
-Natalie Draper, music graduate of Carleton University
"Natalie is a great piano teacher- - she’s very patient and makes learning FUN!!!"
- Emma M. Kurdian
Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
A. If students want to be in evaluated recitals, I am happy to work with them so that they are well prepared. I have had many students receive 1st place ribbons or superior +++ ratings!
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. Look for someone who is professionally certified. I am that person. I have a graduate degree in piano and have kept up my education. I perform regularly and have my students perform in many recitals.