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Natalia Lauk comes from a lineage of classical Russian pianists and piano instruction.
Both parents are graduates of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in Saint-Petersburg and have more than 80 years combined piano teaching experience
She was born and raised in Siberia, Russia, where she studied piano for 16 years.
She completed her Master of Musical Arts degree in Piano Solo Performance, Collaborative Piano, and Piano Pedagogy at the Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts in 2000.
Natalia moved from Siberia to Idaho in 2011, where she started a private piano studio, while actively collaborating with the
Department of Music at Idaho State University. Her solo recital "Russian piano masterpieces" raised $1200 for ISU piano scholarships. Natalia currently  holds several positions including Senior Piano Instructor at ISU Preparatory Piano Program, Assistant Director of Technology at ISU Preparatory Piano Program and Accompanist at ISU Concert and Chamber Choirs. Her future projects include performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Concerto in collaboration with Idaho State Civic Symphony.

Natalia's piano upbringing descends from Ludwig Van Beethoven.  Beethoven taught the famous composer and pianist Carl Czerny, who became Franz Liszt's teacher.  The German pianist and composer Karl Klindworth was Franz Liszt's student and became the teacher of the Russian composer Sergei Lyapunov.  Lyapunov in turn taught the great Russian pianist Nadezhda Golubovskaya, who became the teacher of Natalia's father.


Natalia's teaching style emphasizes the development of strong technical skills and an understanding of the historical background of the music.  She stresses as well the importance of becoming a performer who is passionately involved in the music, a performer in whose hands the piano becomes a "singing" instrument. 

Currently Natalia holds several positions:


Natalia Lauk, M.A.

Pocatello, ID

Studio (518) 596-9664


Master of Musical Arts,  June 2000, Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Arts, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Major in Piano Performance, Chamber Ensemble, Accompaniment and Piano Pedagogy.

Bachelor of Musical Arts,  June 1994,  College of Fine Arts, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Major in Piano Performance, Chamber Ensemble, Accompaniment and Piano Pedagogy.

Piano Instruction, Krasnoyarsk Specialized Music School #1, 1983 - 1990, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Winner of "Hope" Piano Festival (Young Artist Competition) -Solo Piano Performance, Krasnoyarsk, Russia,  1991


Rhapsody in Blue with ISU Concert Band - February 2017
Solo piano recital "Russian Piano Masterpieces" - January 2016
ISU Concert Choir Accompanist, Pocatello, ID - 2013 to present
ISU Voice Program Accompanist - 2012 to present
Piano Recitals, Krasnoyarsk, Russia - 1990-2000


Senior Piano Instructor at Idaho State University Piano Preparatory Program  - 2014 to present
Private Piano Instructor, Pocatello, Idaho - 2012 to 2014
Piano Instructor,  Music School #5, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2000-2003
Private Piano Instructor, Krasnoyarsk, Russia - 1994-2005


Assistance Director of Technology at Idaho State University Piano Preparatory Program- 2014 to present
Irving Middle School Accompanists, Pocatello, ID - 2012-2013
"World of Music" -  store director, trade network Slami , Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2008-2011
Casio - digital piano brand manager - Krasnoyarsk, Russia, 2003-2005


      Dr. Kori Bond, Professor of Music (Piano) 
      Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

      Dr. Mark Neiwirth, Professor of Music (Piano) 
      Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
      Dr. Scott E.Anderson, Professor of Music (Choir) 
      Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

      Dr. Diana Livingston Friedley, Associate Professor of Music (Vocal) 
      Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID