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

Due to the Covid - 19 situation, I will teach students online using Zoom application until I see it safe to have in-person lessons in my studio.  To have piano lessons online is easy to do, there is no need to download the application, I will send an email to join the session on Zoom.  I will explain in details and guide as to how we will approach our online lessons.
When the time comes for having in-person lessons, we all will wear masks during our lessons for the utmost protection.

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 and try to give them the same opportunities to learn piano to the full extend.  My program is challenging but rewarding.  It is in-depth, methodical program which aims at preparing an early advanced classical pianist.

My program will ensure a solid piano and music foundation - it will help to develop musical ears, musical memory, proper hand postures and proficient piano technique,  good sight reading and learn music theory.  The program is built on  the traditions  of the European schools  - German and Russian classical piano schools. 

I would like to mention here one important fact -it takes several years  to become an early advanced pianist - a lot depends on the student's age, musical ability and quality of practice.   For piano practice I recommend to start with 30 minutes a day for a child of the age of six and one hour  a day for older or more advanced students ( this is the bare minimum) for at least five days a week.     

The program will benefit students in many ways.  It will improve their academic performance, strengthen their concentration and memory, built character and widen their artistic horizon.

My piano students receive  bonuses: 

1. First introductory/evaluation lesson is free

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

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 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 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