Natalie R.

Natalie R.

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Mission Viejo, CA

About Natalie R.

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Natalie teaches: Males 5 to 85
Females 5 to 85
Special needs
Teaching since: June 2001
Last sign in: Today
Average response time: 1 hour

Overview

I am a Music Therapist with background in Psychology, Masters in Social Work and Yoga certification. I have been teaching voice, guitar and piano lessons for over 10 years. I have directed children's Musical theater camps, and taught piano and voice in music studios and privately for over a decade.

Performance wise I have been on TV, musicals, lead singer in a band as well as performed on a cruise ship.

I enjoy all forms of music. My personal favorites are Jazz, especially Brazilian Jazz, Musical Theater, Alternative Independent Rock and the Classics of course ;)

*** Lesson Details ***
I take a student-centered approach which basically means I take a needs assessment of my students and map out goals that are essential for them, their learning and where they want to go. Although I follow the students lead, following at a comfortable pace,

I also challenge in terms of structuring my lessons for growth and tracking progress. So whether you are looking to be the next American Idol or just wanna learn for fun, I am all in to helping you reach your personal aspirations! :)

I am able to use the Koday method as well as incorporate music theory but not necessary in my approach. It is more important that the student's personal needs and goals be met and attained in order to maximize full potential!

*** Studio Equipment ***
It is helpful if the student has the required book, staff paper, and a music notebook/folder to start :)

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have my own keyboard and guitar but children need to have their own keyboard/ piano or guitar for practicing.

*** Specialties ***
I have a background in musical theater but knowledge of classical and jazz as well. Voice is my forte but I also enjoy teaching beginning piano.

Photos and Videos

MOGA- Music and Yoga for children Singing, playing the guitar and doing yoga for a children's birthday party! :)

Education

MT-BC (Music Therapist Board Certified) Sep 2002 - May 2004
Chapman University
MSW (Master of Social Work) Sep 2000 - May 2002
USC
Bachelor of Psychology Jan 1998 - Dec 1999
LMU

Languages Spoken

Spanish Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Yoga Oct 2014
Yoga Alliance/Melt Studio

I accumulated my 200hour certification as a Registered Yoga Teacher

CPR (with defibrillator) Apr 2013
Healthcare Provider American Heart Association

Awards

Magna Cum Laude May 2004
Chapman University
Dean's List (Honors) May 2002
USC
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AugustoC February 29, 2012
singing

having some great progress with my songs and learning how to sing