Violin Teacher in Cincinnati
A native of Cincinnati, Natalie began her violin studies at the age of seven with Mrs.
Jacquie Fennell. In middle and high school, she developed her passion for making music when
she was a member of Cincinnati Junior Strings and the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.
In May 2020, Natalie completed her Bachelor’s in Violin Performance at the College
Conservatory of Music where she studied with Timothy Lees. During her freshman year of
college, Natalie placed runner up in the College Conservatory of Music’s Undergraduate
Scholarship Competition. Her sophomore year, she served as Principal Second Violin for the
CCM Concert Orchestra. During May, 2018, she won third place in the Matinee Musicale Nancy
F. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award.
After taking a year off of school, Natalie moved to Chicago in 2021 where she began her
Master of Music degree at DePaul University under the tutelage of professor Janet Sung.
However, Natalie is very excited to move back to Cincinnati and finish her Master’s degree at
the College Conservatory of Music.
Having over seven years of experience as a violin teacher, Natalie is as passionate
about teaching the violin as she is about playing. She believes in a loving and patient approach
to teaching and believes that given the right tools and skills, anyone can learn to play the violin
no matter their age or ability. In August 2018, she traveled to Pittsburgh and completed Unit One
of the Suzuki Violin Teacher Training program. During her year off of school, Natalie built up a
large private studio of eighteen violin students. While in Chicago, she taught for the DePaul
Community Music Division, giving private violin lessons and group violin classes. Natalie hopes
to instill a lifelong passion for music, learning, and creativity through violin playing in her