Natalie Hagan

Natalie H.

12 Reviews
Yalaha, FL
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About Natalie H.

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Natalie teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2007
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Overview

Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, at the age of 9, Natalie knew music was something that was just a part of who she was. Writing songs on the piano before lessons could be scheduled, Natalie found herself immersed in a medium that would bring her joy for the rest of her life.

By age 14 Natalie had won several trophies competing in Classical piano with the Illinois Music Association.

As an adult, she would go on to fill her life with the world of music as a singer, songwriter, performer and recording artist.

Graduating from Elmhurst College (1997) with a Bachelor's in Music, Natalie received high accolades earning a membership in the Lambda Sigma Psi Music Honor Society.

During her college years, Natalie created and owned a local music publication called, "The Local Buzz". At this moment she had discovered her desire to teach. "I just wanted everyone I knew in music to know and use what I was learning, or had learned from the music classes, professionals I had been meeting and working with, and my overall music life experiences". By 1997, Natalie was signed to an independent label and embarked on a new adventure.

"Music is an adventure, but without the foundation and passion I had as a child, I would have never landed where I did. I truly LOVE to teach and share what I know about piano, and the world of music. Music is what I know, and know best. Helping to create a solid foundation and build confidence in someone embarking on a journey in music is the most rewarding profession I have ever had the honor of participating in."

*** Lesson Details ***
Natalie enjoys teaching students of any age, but specializes in piano, voice (beginner to intermediate) and beginning guitar, tailoring lessons to each individual's goals and reasons for learning whether it be for personal pleasure or professional performance.

Keeping things lighthearted and fun, Natalie breathes confidence into each student using her sense of humor, and down-to-earth personality.

Feeding off her 35 years of personal and professional experiences, Natalie patiently listens to the student's desires, needs and notates their learning patterns, allowing for growth at their own pace.

Natalie's goal is to Make Music Matter to you and create a foundation that will allow you to continue to find joy in making music for the rest of your life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Designated music space in the living room with a Spinet piano, guitars and comfortable seating.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide lessons, music, and laptop computer.
Now doing "portable lessons"! Don't have a piano?? I bring the piano/keyboard to you!

*** Specialties ***
Piano - Classical Style and Methods

Photos and Videos

Music Workshop 2014

Experience

Owner Jan 2010 - Present
Making Music Matter, LLC

Owner, operator, instructor.
Home studio and travel music lessons.

Education

Bachelors in Music, Major in Music Business Jan 1991 - Jun 1997
Elmhurst College

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR, Lifeguard Certification Apr 2007
Red Cross

Achieved in 2007 as a personal goal.

Awards

Signed Artist Sep 1997
Escape Records
Three placing trophies May 1983
Illinois Music Association
Several 1st place medals - Jun 1980
Illinois State Competitions

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Jun 2000
ASCAP

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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12 Reviews on Natalie H.

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Al Aug 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Natalie does a wonderful job teaching. She mixes the right level of encouragement, disciple, and fun. I have really enjoyed my lessons so far and signed up for some more!
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Tyrone J. Jul 28, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
Fun first lesson...Natalie's enthusiasm filtered right through the screen to me, and the energy provided my "get away" from the rigors of the day. She was organized and followed up to make sure all my homework was sent correct digitally. Looking forward to my next lesson
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Nicole R. Jul 1, 2015
Online
Verified Student
She is very encouraging and easy to work with! Recommend!
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Haley K. May 9, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
great teacher!
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Nicole R. Mar 14, 2015
Piano · Online
Verified Student
I love taking lessons with Natalie. She's personable and very encouraging. She's helping me a lot with learning to accompany myself, which is something I've always wanted to learn. Highly recommended!
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Kari B. Jan 18, 2015
Country Singing · In studio
Verified Student
LOVEEEEE HERRRRRRRRRRR!
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Mario P. Mar 6, 2014
Verified Student
Excellent teacher

Natalie is a wonderful piano teacher as she started with my 8 year old daughter from scratch. It has been several months now and she loves playing and looks forward to her lesson each week. She has progressed quite nicely and we look forward to see what she accomplishes in the future with Natalie's help.
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ReneeM1 May 2, 2012
I was very impressed with the professionalism of Take Lessons! My daughter loved her teacher<3 I would recommend Take Lessons to any one of any age:)!
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CharlesJ1 Mar 14, 2012
I love her energy and approach to teaching music, she makes learning fun again. Natalie is very detail oriented, which is what I need.. Looking forward to taking guitar and piano lessons with her.Thank You.
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DanielleR Jan 6, 2012
Great with Children

I am very pleased with Natalie as my daughters piano teacher. Natalie has an obvious love for music, and a knack for teaching it. Natalie always does a great job at relating the new material to my (Very busy) 5 year old. I am happy with how quickly she is learning, and that she looks forward to returning each week.