“Natalya is patient, encouraging, humorous, and always gently challenging to get the most from her students.” – Suzanne Santamaria, student
Natalya has taught fiddle lessons to students of all ages in Asheville, North Carolina. While using classical technique as a base, she uses her expertise in a variety of fiddle styles to open a vast world of music to her students. Her teaching philosophy centers around a balance of technique, musicality, and fun. Natalya emphasizes a student-driven curriculum and primarily teaches by ear, as well as note-reading, if desired by the student.
Natalya is currently offering group jamming classes in West Asheville at The Sound Post. She also teaches at workshops and camps. Natalya taught at the Swannanoa Gathering in 2008 and 2009, and at Mars Hill Bluegrass Week in 2011.
“Natalya teaches with the perfect balance of fun and discipline. Her love for music of many kinds is contagious and we are grateful for her musical influence on our daughter.” – Diane McFerrin, parent
“Natalya is undoubtedly the most talented, patient and encouraging teacher from whom I've taken instruction.” – Sue Bullock, student