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

After teaching music and piano for 19 years, I still love to meet my new students and introduce them to the marvels of music-making and learning to play piano properly!

I have taught a diverse group of students from different backgrounds, various ages. My studio has had young children who were home- schooled or attended public and private schools, teenagers, and adults ages 25 - 86.  My adult students tell me that my program well suites their age group, but in fact, each student progresses well according to their age, abilities and most important the amount of practice they put in the studies.  

My in-depth and well structured program prepares a classical pianist through the utilization of the Austrian/German and Russian classical piano school methodologies.  It is challenging but rewarding - the students improve their mind, discipline, develop patience, sense of responsibility, they enjoy learning new music and piano skills, learn folk music of various ethnic populations of the world: Europe, Asia, etc.  We all have true fun in exploring music and the piano. 

I devote lots of time to teaching excellent piano skills and proper hand technique. Each lesson includes ear training, piano technique training, sight reading, music theory, learning favorite music pieces etc.  This piano pedagogy is the result of the collaborative work of the distinguished Russian music professors and teachers, and based on the piano school of great L.V. Beethoven through the genius teaching of Carl Czerny, the beloved student of Ludvig Van Beethoven, who for instance, "... was selected by Beethoven for the premiere of the latter's Piano Concerto No. 1 in 1806 and, at the age of 21, in February 1812, Czerny gave the Vienna premiere of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor". Czerny wrote that his musical memory enabled him to play all the Beethoven works by heart without exception..."  Wikipedia.

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

I teach from my private Finger Lakes Piano Music studio at 91 Chapin Street, in the City of Canandaigua. My students come from as far as Naples, Conesus, Honeoye Falls, Middlesex, Victor, Shortsville/Farmington area, Prattsburg and indeed, the local Canandaigua area.

Call me at 585-393-9682 or email me at Flpianomusic@gmail.com. My first introductory/evaluation lesson is free. I will give you the all information you need and will discuss my program with you.

                                                                                               Dr. Natalya Hennings   

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