Welcome to the Finger Lakes Piano Music Studio!


" I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy, but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to  learning."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Plato

   I have been teaching piano for 24 years. This wonderful career brings me a great joy of introducing music making and opening the wonderful world of music to my students.  I teach students from the age of 6.5 to 85 - beginners, intermediate and late intermediate level students. I offer programs of various level of difficulty and try to make each program musically fun.

   My program is all about building a solid piano and musical foundation. The program is built on the traditions of the European classical piano school.  It takes several years to become an early advanced pianist - a lot depends on student's age, musical ability and quality / amount of practice.  For student practice time I recommend 30 minutes a day for children of the age of six, one hour + a day for older or more advanced students for at least five days a week. The recommended time is a minimum, all students are encouraged to put more time into practicing.

The program will benefit students in many ways. It will improve their academic performance, strengthen their concentration and memory, build character and broaden their musical and artistic horizons.

   My piano students receive two benefits:

   1. The first introductory/evaluation lesson is free.

   2. Students will be locked into their rates if they study continuously - please refer to my policy

   My students participate in the yearly Studio's recitals during the Festivals of Trees at Granger Homestead Museum & Mansion and in the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild recitals. It is mandatory for young children and teenagers, and optional for adults. For most ambitious students there is a good opportunity to take part in various local piano competitions - the Nazareth College Piano Competition, Eastman Community Music School Vince Lenti Piano Competition, Howard Hanson Award Competition, MostArts Young Pianist Competition and others.

I know that learning happens best in a friendly, nurturing environment. That is what my students find at my studio.

I teach from my private Finger Lakes Piano Music studio at the convenient location of 91 Chapin Street, in the old historic district of the City of Canandaigua.  Please call me at 585-393-9682  (landline), or 315-521-9354 (cell) and leave a message.  The preferred contact is  by email at Flpianomusic@gmail.com. My first introductory/evaluation lesson is free. I will give you all the information you need, and will discuss my program with you and answer any of your questions.

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                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Natalya Hennings