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 20 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 to 85 - beginners, intermediate and early advanced level students.  I equally like to teach children and adults.  My program is somewhat challenging, but certainly rewarding.  It is an in-depth, methodical program which aims at preparing an early advanced classical pianist (who can branch out into various styles of piano playing later on).

My program will insure a solid piano and music foundation: a good music ear, proper and useful hand postures, good sight reading, proficient piano technique, enhanced musicality, understanding of music theory.  The program is found on the strengths of the major piano schools like the Austrian/German (the school of L.V. Beethoven), the French, and the Russian classical piano schools. 

I would like to help potential students to have a enjoyable and productive experience in my studio by giving out some pointers.  First of all,  students embarking on this journey need to understand that it will take several years to achieve the goal.  Two important  things are necessary at the start: the strong motivation to learn the piano and firm determination to put in a consistent, quality practice ( minimum five days a week one hour a day).   

The benefits from studying piano in the program are plenty.  Children will likely improve their academic performance - become better focused, self- motivated, responsible, disciplined, ambitious.  Studying in my classical piano program will enrich life, open new horizons and opportunities, improve concentration and memory, and indeed, develop better understanding and appreciation of music.

Bonuses:  First introductory/evaluation lesson is free, my students will receive a bonus of 10 minutes free of charge each lesson for developing music ear and playing music games, and they will lock up in price.

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

My students participate in the yearly  Studio recitals during the  Festivals of Trees at Granger Homestead Museum & Mansion and in the Rochester Piano Teachers Guild recitals.  It is mandatory for all children and teenagers, and  not mandatory for adults.  For most ambitious students there is a good opportunity to take part in various piano competitions  - the Nazareth College Piano Competitions, Eastman Community Music School's Vince Lenti Piano Competition, Howard Hanson's, 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 close proximity to the historic district of the City of Canandaigua.

Please call me at 585-393-9682 or email me at Flpianomusic@gmail.com. My first introductory/evaluation lesson is free. I will give you all the information you need, will discuss my program with you and answer any of your questions.

Piano Lessons


                                                                                                                                                                                             Dr. Natalya Hennings