- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2012
Hello, I'm Natalie, and I am a soprano. I enjoy performing as a soloist, chamber singer, and professional chorister in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest, and Italy. I taught private voice lessons to middle school and high school students at an independent school, as well as free-lance lessons with adult singers, for my last three years in Chicago leading up to my move to Seattle recently. I also became a certified teacher in Illinois in music for K-12, including general music, band, orchestra, and chorus, which is what I used to do full time before deciding to balance my career more evenly between teaching and performing.
As a soloist, my recent performances include my Artist Diploma recital with Byron Shenkman (harpsichord) and Janet See (baroque flute), the Bach's Lunch concert series with Henry Lebedinsky (harpsichord, organ), and the Classical Music Nights at Cafe Racer concert series, all here in Seattle. Other significant solo performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 (2015), Purcell’s Te Deum Laudamus (2014), Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer (2014), Fauré’s Requiem (2013), and Bach’s Magnificat (2012). As a chorister in 2013 I rocked it hard singing with the Rolling Stones. I received my Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2010 and 2015, respectively. I am a recent graduate of the Artist Diploma in Early Music program at Cornish College of the Arts.
I work with private voice students who schedule lessons regularly (weekly) as well as occasionally (for "tune-ups" or special projects) to study vocal technique, musicianship skills (reading and performing music), singing in multiple languages (English, Italian, German, French, and Spanish are my specialties for singing diction), preparing for auditions, preparing parts and roles for shows, and also simply to explore the voice and explore a love for singing and music!+ Read More
Private voice teacher in the music department working with students between 5th grade - 12th grade. Students are required to study 1-2 classical or classic folk solo pieces each semester as a minimum to work on musicianship and vocal technique, and are then welcome to branch out into the genre of their choice including jazz, musical theater, and pop where we continue those musicianship and technical skills. Students performed solos in two recitals each school year.+ Read More
She is very precise re: breathing technique to further enhance my singing ability, and timing on hitting the high notes.