Violin Instructor 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 herpassion for making music whenshe 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 students.