Education & Events


Dr. Hennings served as the adjudicator at the Gold Cup Music Festival in Rochester in January 2018,19

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2017 FLPM Studio Recital at the Granger Homestead Museum during the Festival of Trees.

Dr. Natalya Hennings gave a presentation of the Russian Classical School of Piano Playing at the Rochester Piano Teachers' Guild, Inc. at the Denton, Cottier & Daniels Steinway Piano dealers center on November 10, 2017 at 10 am.

2017 Nazareth College Piano Competition at the Wilmot Recital Hall, September 24:

Great news for the Studio!  Michael Samodurov has just won an Honorable Mention at the 2017 Nazareth College Piano Competition, which was a high honor for any participants.  Kudos to Mike!  There are two links to his performance:        

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Mike Samodurov has been working on the two pieces to enter the 2017 Nazareth College Piano Competition in senior division on Sunday, September 24th at Wimot Hall, Nazareth College.

Rochester Piano Club on August 6, 2017 at 2 pm.   Mike S. performed Alla Turca (Turkish March) by Mozart and Song from the Sea Pieces by MacDowell.  Dr. Natalya Hennings performed Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven and Prelude #2 from WTC by Bach.

Our student Diane B. and Dr. Natalya performed at the Vine Valley Community Summer Concert on July 1st, 2017.  They played a duet The Song of India by Rimsky-Korsakov. 

Upcoming Rochester Piano Club meeting in Mendon's home. 

Dr. Natalya has joined the Rochester Piano Club in the summer of 2016, and has performed there five times with various music including music of Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, MacDowell, Albeniz and others.

January 28th, 2017

Dr. Natalya Hennings had an honor to served as an adjudicator at the Gold Cup of the Federation of American Music Festival in Rochester. 

2016 FLPM Studio Recital on December 10, 2016 at the Granger Homestead Museum during the Festival of Trees.

Cameron Williams, 1st year student performs the Minuet from Anna Magdalena Bach

Mike Samodurov, 4th going on 5th year student performs Alla Turca by W. A. Mozart

Joie Mentry, 3rd year student played Fur Elise by L.V. Beethoven

Isaiah Taylor, 1st year student played Bagatelle by Anton Diabelli

Lew Irvin, 3rd year student played Waltz by D. Kabalevsky and La Pastorale by Burgmuller

Dr. Natalya Hennings performed December from the Seasons by P.I. Tchaikovsky and Clair de Lune by C. Debussy.

March 6, 2016

Adult Piano Student Forum at Denton Cottier & Daniels:  Natalya played The Prelude and Capriccio Catalano, Espana, Op. 165 by Isaac Albeniz.

December 5, 2015

My students Joie, Rachael and Isaiah performed at the 2015 Granger Festivals of Trees.

April, 2015

Dr. Natalya Hennings accompanied Reagan Reed, level 6, Violin Concerto by Viotti #23 Mvt. 1 Allegro for NYSSMA solo festival audition at Canandaigua Academy.  Reagan received grade of 98 out of 100.


On December 13, 2014 at Granger Homestead during the 2014 Festival of Trees we had our small recital of Rachael Hoh, Mike Samodurov, Joie Mentry  and  Dr.  Natalya Hennings.  Granger Homestead boasts it's wonderful antique grand piano Steinway & Sons well maintained by the museum.

September, 28, 2014

Mike Samodurov participated in the 2014 Nazareth College Piano Competition, Junior category on September 28, 2014.  This year theme of the competition is Composers of 20th Century: Music composed since 1920.  Mike performed Joaquin Turina's "Miniaturas": Caminando, and Dmitri Kabalevsky's Brisk Game.

Mike was awarded a Certificate of Merit.

June 27, 2014

3- hour performance of classical music by Dr. Natalya Hennings for a reception of the artist Bill Judkins on June 27, 2014 at the local Finger Lakes Gallery & Frame, Canandaigua, NY.

2014 season -Seasonal volunteer piano playing at the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion, May-September every other Tuesday from 10 am to 12 pm.

2015 season of piano playing at the Sonnenberg.


September 29, 2013

Mike Samodurov -a second year student- took part in the Nazareth College Piano Competition, the Junior category on September 29 2013.

The theme of the competition was the music of the American composer Edward MacDowell.  Mike performed To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell, op. 51, No.1 and Kamarinskaya Op.39, No.14 ( Folk Dance) by P.I. Tchaikovsky.

Mike has been awarded a Certificate of Merit.


Master classes with Prof. D. Beverly Smoker

The Piano Workshop with prof. Dr. Ingrid Clarfield of the Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ. @ Nazareth College, Pittsford, NY.

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