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Natalia is accepting students on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Natalia Goncharova

Goes by: Miss Natalia or Miss Lia

A Native of Russia, Natalia graduated from renowned Russian music schools. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Musicology and continued her research in American music in pursue of PhD degree, first in Gnessins’ Russian Academy of Music in Moscow and then in University of Colorado at Boulder as a Fulbright scholar. 

She started teaching piano and music theory at the age of 19 and since then it became her passion, along with the work as a piano accompanist for vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists.  A few years ago fulfilling her childhood dream she started pipe organ training and earned the Colleague Certificate of American Guild of Organists. 

In 2010-2019 Natalia lived in Texas and ran her own music studio and many of her students participated in piano contests and became winners. Since 2019 she lives and works in Washington state.

Natalia combines Russian and American teaching methods and teaches equally in both languages. While building sturdy academic foundation and solid professional skills, she finds it very important to nurture creativity and appreciation of music in her students, to make leaning full of fun, personal discoveries and “wow” moments.  She strongly believes that every classical piano piece is a whole world, a whole captivating story, an intricate puzzle or a fanciful game. 

Natalia approaches teaching in a holistic way and sees her mission in understanding unique qualities of each student and helping them explore themselves through music and piano playing, building personality, developing confidence and perseverance in any professional path they choose in their lives.

Natalia has two sons, enjoys helping them to succeed in their classical guitar and music theory studies. In free time she enjoys hiking, learning foreign languages, reading, and singing in Kirkland Choral Society choir.

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