Natalie is a composer/lyricist, pianist, vocalist, and music educator born in Irving, TX and raised in Annapolis, MD. She has a Master of Music in music theory and composition from New York University, a Bachelor of Music in musical theater from the Catholic University of America, a certificate in vocal performance from the Peabody Preparatory, and is an alumnus of the famed BMI Lehmen Engel Musical Theater Workshop. She is also a pianist of twenty-four years, trained under a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory. In addition to music, Natalie has also studied child and adolescent development, psychology, and music education. She has been teaching music students of all ages privately and in classrooms since 2006 in music studios such as the Bergen Academy of Music and Art in Oradelle, NJ, Mobile Music Academy in Nashville, TN Corkran Middle School in Glenn Burnie, MD and Finger Power Music in Edgewater, NJ. She personalizes her instruction to fit the learning style of each student, focusing on technique, theory, and repertoire while making sure the student does not lose his or her love of music in the process.
As a composer, she has written for both the piano and the stage, most notably "Deployed" which premiered off-off Broadway at the Abingdon Theater Company in 2013. Her work was also featured in Musically Human’s Theater Showcase “Our Time: An Evening of Songs by the Next Generation of Broadway Songwriters.” Natalie has performed throughout the country as a vocalist at such venues as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and the Duplex in New York City. She has served as rehearsal pianist for the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and accompanist and music director for "Tisch Twisted" at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts.
Natalie is currently a faculty member at the Bergen Academy of Music and Art in Oradell, NJ. Those residing in Bergen County who wish to study with Natalie should call (201) 940-2200.
A new musical about a private's first deployment to Iraq. Premiered Off-Off Broadway at the Abingdon Theater in NYC in 2013.
Composer the score for the Veteran's Artist Program's PSA "Movement to Contact" which has played in Times Square and various TV networks.
The Dramatists Guild of America was established over eighty years ago, and is the only professional association which advances the interests of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists writing for the living stage. The Guild has over 6,000 members nationwide, from beginning writers to the most prominent authors represented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theaters.
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.
An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.