The Students

          My faith is the grand drama of my life. I’m a believer, so I sing words of God to those who have no faith.”

~Olivier Messiaen

It is no accident that each student at Natalie’s Piano Studio is receiving a music education in general – piano lessons, in particular. Even though we don’t see the big picture, we can be confident that God’s ways are purposeful. We must not waste the opportunity God has set before us today to become more of the person – and more of the musician – that He wants us to be. Our part is to be faithful where we are right now. Tomorrow God may lead any of us down a different path. But this is part of God’s plan for you (and me!) today.

My hope is that we will be more today than we were yesterday, and more tomorrow than we are today.

  • …more skilled.
  • …more understanding.
  • …more devoted.
  • …more creative.
  • …more purposeful.
  • …more impactful.
  • …and ultimately, more ready and able to serve the Lord and others in whatever capacity He leads.

One of the most thrilling aspects of being a teacher is watching students develop and then use their musical skills in practical and exciting ways to serve God and others. Here’s just a glimpse of some of the things that students at Natalie’s Piano Studio are doing:

  • composing and playing pieces for special events.
  • learning pedagogical principles as part of lessons and then teaching younger siblings and friends to play the piano.
  • accompanying church praise bands.
  • winning piano competitions sponsored by 4-H and church denominations.
  • playing for the weddings of family members and friends.
  • playing the piano for church musical productions.
  • providing background music at community events.
  • performing solos and duets for offertories and special music at church.
  • producing CDs of original compositions.
  • accompanying family singing.
  • learning pieces by ear and from YouTube to play for special gatherings.
  • notating, producing, and selling a collection of original compositions.
  • accompanying a vocalist for contests.
  • preparing for and receiving high scores at Music Progressions.
  • combining drawing and music to create beautiful works of art.
  • participating in school talent shows with piano solos.
  • putting together ensemble arrangements for community festivals.
  • composing music for a drama soundtrack.