Natalie graduated from CSULB with a B.M. in Cello Performance and a B.M. in Music Education. She began her studies in classical piano at age 5 and jazz piano at age 16, and continued both through college.
Natalie is a cellist who began her musical journey at age five. She believes that no matter the background, every child deserves access to the arts, most importantly, music, as it transcends all borders.
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Musical Background: I started on piano at age 5, took up cello in elementary school, and percussion in high school. I have now been playing piano for 17 years, cello for 11 years, and percussion for 4 years.
School: Bachelor's Degree double majoring in cello performance and music education at California State University, Long Beach
Years Teaching: I began teaching in high school, but became more serious in my private studio for about 4 years. I teach at Oak Middle School and Los Alamitos High School in Los Alamitos, CA and Villa Park High School in Orange, CA as an orchestra and low strings coach.
Hobbies: I absolutely consider the other instruments I play as my hobbies! Playing ukulele and making arrangements of music are some of my favorite past times as well as going to live music concerts, hammocking, and gardening.
Message To You: Teaching music is something that I have dedicated my life to and I want to share my passion with you! Music has been such a great influence in my life and I would love to share my own experience with my students. I would be nowhere without the amazing music educators of my life and I can only hope to guide my students to see the beauty that is music!