Reviews



"I have been Natalia's pupil for more than 6 years and I have to say that I am very lucky to have such a wonderful teacher. Natalia has an individual approach to every pupil, always explains what caused this or that problem and how to fix it. All her lessons are very informative and interesting, she teaches not only the technique of playing but always tries to make you see a story in any piece of music.
Natalia is a very knowledgeable and thinking person who has a high-level professional attitude to the teaching process and when you follow her instructions and advice you can definitely meet your goals.
If you want to learn to play piano, Natalia is that very person who can help you to do it."
Marina Myles


"I have been a student with Natalia for a few years now. Her approach to music is holistic, uses a variety of teaching methods and illustrations to make each concept very clear. Has a great ability to encourage and motivate to excellency. Provides the possibility of borrowing books from her extensive music library. An asset that allows you to grow in knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of piano playing. In short, she is a complete piano teacher and her playing is amazing!
Outcome: I have been taking lessons for many years and it's the first time that a teacher has helped me improve piano playing technique. She will dedicate the time to make sure that you are reaching your maximum potential."

Yvette Torres


"Natalia is clearly a very accomplished musician and pianist. I valued her honesty and approach to correct my technique as well as her patience with me as an adult beginner. Lessons are tailored and enjoyable and with the required push for improvement."
Sarah Cruickshank


“Natalia is a teacher who listens to the students, and understands what the students need and want. The piano lessons from her were always very enjoyable. She has the technical excellence and pleasant personality, and I would recommend her to anyone, children or adults.“
Jiawei Li


"Our daughter started learning how to play piano under Natalia's guidance 2 years ago (she was 4). She has made an incredible progress since, both in understanding the theory of music and playing the instrument. Natalia is an engaging and patient teacher and is great in teaching young children, adapting her teaching methods based on children's shorter attention span and making sure they enjoy learning and don't see it as a chore. Natalia encouraged our daughter to perform in front of an audience and made sure they had a suitable and well-practiced repertoire for the occasion. Natalia takes a real ownership of our daughter's progress, suggesting new books, pieces and adapting the length and schedule of lessons.
Outcome:
It has been great to see our daughter progress in playing the instrument, and developing a real interest and passion for it under Natalia's guidance. I highly recommend Natalia as a piano teacher"
Marina Dunaeva


"I studied the piano under Natalia for a few years. Prior to that, my goals for playing the piano was to pass the piano exams and to play some technically demanding and impressive pieces. However, Natalia took me back to the basics, in order to learn how to produce a good sound through finger technique. Although it was challenging in the beginning, Natalia has helped me to understand the significance of quality over quantity in practice and in music making. During lessons, we also discussed the correlation between music and a myriad of other subjects in life... What I come to understand is that as I commit to playing the piano, I found myself not only working with the music, but also working myself through it, for every decision and vision comes to be reflected in the sound produced. Natalia was able to catch the subtleties, provide insights in her students’ playing as well as ways to improve. This is what I find incredibly rewarding about a having good piano practice and teacher."
Yu Ting Ong


"Natalia is a brilliant teacher. She is rigorous in her methods, while also being warm and friendly in her approach. She has immense talent as a pianist and is able to convey her passion for both playing the instrument and learning theory to her students. Natalia’s lessons are always enjoyable and it’s amazing to see how much you can improve each week, thanks to her training. I would highly recommend her as a tutor.
Result:  A life-long love of the piano!"
Zeeya Merali


"Natalia is an excellent piano teacher. Her approach is thorough and nurturing and Natalia provides excellent mentoring for the pupil to develop their own autonomy in the areas of practice responsibilities and aesthetic awareness, preferences and judgements. Whilst her attention to detail in monitoring the pupil's musicality of playing, technique and sight-reading is impeccable, Natalia's approach is holistic and includes a strong awareness of the pupil's physical and mental wellbeing while progressing with the piano and gives an excellent grounding in general musicianship and philosophies of music.
Outcome:
Lessons and guidance of the highest quality. Dramatic improvement on the instrument. A deeper philosophical, embodied and aesthetic understanding of piano playing and what is required to improve."

Jack Durtnall