Violin Lessons | Keyboard Lessons, Viola Lessons | Aural Lessons, Theory Lessons
- Qualifications: BMus(Hons), MMus
- Pricing: $70 per hour, $40 for 30 minutes
- Styles: Classical
- Suitability: Beginner - Advanced (4 years old - adult)
Natalia was born and educated in Russia, graduation with a Bachelors and Masters in Music from the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire named after M.Glinka. After her graduation, Natalia began playing as part of the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra as well as being a violin and chamber music tutor at the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire. In 1993 she began working in the BASSO (Bilkent Symphony Orchestra) in Ankara, Turkey and teaching violin at the Music School of Bilkent University. In 1996, she moved to New Zealand and began performing as part of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra where she still plays today. She also teaches violin, viola and piano privately as well as being a teacher at Christchurch School of Music and previously at the University of Canterbury.
When she isn’t performing or teaching, Natalia loves working on her garden supervised closely by her cat, Taras.
I like to personalize my lessons for each student based on their level, experience and age. I have taught ABRSM and Trinity Guildhall syllabuses, however, I’m also happy for my students to not do exams and can set up a curriculum based on Suzuki levels, Russian school methods or a mix and match of both.
I highly encourage parents to be active in their children’s musical education and am happy to have them sit in on lessons, and to communicate through email or phone with them with any queries they have outside the lessons.