Natasha is a highly sought-after pianist and teacher, whose unique expertise spans in the intersection between performance wellbeing and piano pedagogy. Being a piano teacher of more than 15 years, students have sought Natasha for a variety of musical needs, stemming from expanding technical mastery for competition, exams and scholarship purposes; expanding and widening repertoire; to a need for a creative self-expression through improvisation, composition and general aural training. Her varied and individually catered approach to sharing her knowledge and passion for the piano has greatly inspired many. Her students have gained entrance into the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium and Victorian College of Arts, and recognition and awards in eisteddfods. Most importantly, Natasha's unique and fun approach in her teaching has seen her students reawaken to a love and passion for the instrument, something that can only be created through a genuine approach to the philosophy of teaching and the holistic appreciation and love for music as a tool for wellbeing.
“Natasha is the Bob Ross of Music…From coordinating concerts to practicing music therapy in India, lessons with Natasha meant that you’d learn how music is applied beyond exams, competitions and concerts. Her emphasis in positive psychology also places individual growth and wellbeing of high import in lessons. Coming from a 20-year-old, I’ve never come across such meaningful lessons and such a beacon of inspiration that has motivated me thus far in life. I’ve blossomed from a shy kid with high-functioning anxiety to an adult equipped for greater challenges.”
- Student, 20
Natasha's lessons are for anyone who are interested to explore music and wellbeing through the piano. Her philosophy behind her teaching is a balance between her disciplined experience as a student of the Russian piano method, as well as her experiences as a Registered Music Therapist. With the added insight to the various learning methods to suit individual personalities, Natasha's teaching methods will vary according the student needs and strengths .
Drawing from a multitude of skills, insights and experiences, Natasha offers students and clients opportunities to explore the piano in creative and different ways. In addition to gaining insight into the world of music through the piano, Natasha has an unique way to instil confidence and to improve self-esteem through ongoing lessons. Her teaching method is steeped in positive psychology, a practice that has yielded her students to approach piano playing, and life, through different and unique perspectives. With a strong background in performance and positive psychology, Natasha’s unique stance as a well-rounded pianist in today’s world offers everyone the insight into unlocking their potential with music.
Whether or not you are after further skill polishing, improve on aural and sight-reading skills, to lift your performance standard, to rekindle a love for piano playing, or to explore further self confidence through piano playing, Natasha can facilitate a supportive role for your piano learning.