Natalia Granger

Natalia G.

Bronx, NY
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About

Natalia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2007

Natalia has an advanced certificate in piano performance from the Music Teacher's Association of California (2009). She has been featured on ABC7 for musicianship (2007). She also has taken classes at Julliard's Evening Division (Ear Training I) and participated in competitions and festivals for piano and viola. She also has won awards for her musical compositions, and continues to participate in musical activities regularly, including public education and performance art. In addition, she has a Master's degree in social work from Columbia University (2012) and a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Social Work from University of Southern California (2012). She's currently enrolled in Valley City State University for a second bachelor's, this in Piano Performance. She maintains licensure as an LMSW in New York State (since 2014).

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Experience

Street Performance Artist
Sep 2007 - Present
Deduce Music

Violist
Jan 2016 - May 2017
Montclair Gamer Symphony Orchestra

Visiting Instrumentalist
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Beth Israel Hospital (PACC)

First Chair Violist
Sep 2006 - Dec 2008
Whittier Area Youth Orchestra

Volunteer Pianist
Sep 2006 - Sep 2008
Workman and Temple Family Homestead

Education

Bachelor's in Music Performance
Jun 2017 - Present
Valley City State University Online Division
Ear Training I
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
The Julliard School - Evening Division
Master's of Social Work
Sep 2012 - May 2014
Columbia University
Bachelor's in Sociology
Sep 2009 - May 2012
University of Southern California

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Advanced Piano (Level 10)
May 2009
Music Teacher's Association of Caifornia

Awards

Cool Kids Award - Music to Enrich Lives
May 2008
ABC7

Photos & Videos

Intro to 8ths and 5ths
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Piano Sonata in E Major, Beethoven, III. Rondo. While not the most polished piece in my repertoire, it's one of the most difficult.
Intervals Self-Test
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6 Reviews

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Hannah Aug 17, 2017
Violin · In studio

Natalia is an excellent musician and a talented instructor but more importantly, she's passionate and understanding. Exactly the person you'd want to work with when learning a challenging new skill!

Matt Aug 16, 2017
Ear Training · In studio

Natalia makes sure to ground her students in the basics. It's not enough to just play the notes; you have to know their names and how they fit together into scales and chords. She's also endlessly patient and is always willing to make adjustments if some aspect of lessons isn't working for a particular student.

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Chuck Aug 16, 2017
Piano · In studio

I took piano lessons with Natalia for about a year until a schedule change required me to switch to another instructor. Natalia is a compassionate, encouraging music teacher. I decided to take up the piano after many years away from music, and I couldn't have been more delighted with Natalia's encouragement and guidance in that process. Even more, at the end of every lesson, she asked whether there was anything that she could be doing better. That openness to hear questions, criticism, or constructive feedback, is really the hallmark of a good teacher. I feel very fortunate to have stumbled across her, was sad when we had to part ways, and would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to learn an instrument.

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Vicki Aug 15, 2017
Viola · In home

Natalia has been giving my 12 year old son some summer viola lessons, and I could not be more pleased. She is very thoughtful about accommodating learning styles and making things interesting, and has been able to help him maintain focus through a full hour's lesson, which other tutors have not managed. I have appreciated getting a recap of what was covered so I can support between-lesson practice. Natalia is very committed to the individualized approach -- if you or your child need a different approach in order to learn well, Natalia will listen to you if you know what you need, or figure it out if you don't.

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Simona Aug 15, 2017
Violin · In studio

Natalia is a great teacher. I would recommend her to anyone who's trying to learn the violin. She knows how to personalize your lesson due to your age so that you can reach your goal when it needs to be reached. At the end of the lesson she asks if there was anything she could do better which I find really refreshing, and I always reply that the lesson was great because, to me that's the truth.

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edward May 18, 2016
Piano · In studio

Tonight is my third lesson and I am very happy so far. I would not have thought of the practice techniques she showed me. Already on my way to being able to play with both hands thanks to Natalia.
Good teacher, comfortable learning environment
Can't wait till I learn more.

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