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Teaches Piano, Music Theory

"Perhaps it is music that will save the world."

-Pablo Casals

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Piano, Music Theory

Current Projects

Exploring the works of Amy Marcy Cheney Beach and other lesser-known pieces that students might enjoy


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro: D.M.A. in Piano Performance (Expected graduation: Spring 2019), The University of Maryland: M.M. in Piano Performance, Ithaca College: B.M. in Piano Performance with Collaborative Emphasis

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Harpsichord

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Performance Experience

Cherry Hill Concert Series - May 2018, Lecture-Recital at the Historical Keyboard Society of North America Annual Conference - May 2018, Volunteer Pianist at Moses Cone Hospital - March 2018

Specialties / Genres Taught

Trained as a classical pianist, Enjoys exploring different genres according to each student's goals and desires

Teaching Experience

UNCG Summer Music Camp Piano Instructor - 2016-2018, Graduate Teaching Assistant at UNCG - piano and theory, Piano Teacher and Substitute Teacher at the International School of Music, Piano Teacher of Ithaca College Teaching Internship Program (TIPS)

About Natalie

    Natalie Khatibzadeh is currently pursuing a doctorate in performance at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she studies piano and harpsichord with Dr. Andrew Willis. From August 2015 to May 2018, Natalie served as a graduate teaching assistant at UNCG, teaching Class Piano and Fundamentals of Music (an online, beginner music theory course). She served as a piano teacher at The International School of Music (Bethesda, MD), and a piano teacher and counselor at UNCG Summer Music Camp in 2016, 2017, and 2018. As the president of UNCG MTNA Collegiate Chapter for the 2017-18 academic year, Natalie and her colleagues organized recitals at Abbotswood Senior Living Community, Brighton Gardens of Greensboro, and High Point Regional Hospital.

    Natalie believes that all students have the potential to succeed. She accommodates students' individual learning styles, while incorporating a variety of activities. Natalie prioritizes each student's goals. Students study repertoire according to their musical affinities, practicing healthy technique, and sound contrasts.  Through lessons, students embrace their innate talents while taking comfort in music.                                                                                                       



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