Welcome to Finger Lakes Piano Music!

" 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 21 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 late intermediate level students.  I offer programs of various level of difficulty and try to make each program musically fun.

My program is all about building a solid piano and music foundation.  The program is built on  the traditions  of the European schools  - German and Russian classical piano schools. 

It takes several years  to become an early advanced pianist - a lot depends on student's age, musical ability and quality / amount of practice.

For student practice time  I recommend  30 minutes a day for children of the age of six, one hour +  a day for older or more advanced students for at least five days a week.  The recommended time is a minimum, all students are encouraged to put more time into practicing.    

The program will benefit students in many ways.  It will improve their academic performance, strengthen their concentration and memory, build character and broaden their musical  and artistic horizons.

My piano students receive  two benefits: 

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.


                                                                                                                                  Dr. Natalya Hennings