About Natalie Williams-Bunai
Music creates an essential part of Natalie’s life, and she enjoys teaching students of all ages. She is a master student at Towson University for Piano Pedagogy with a performance certificate with Dr. McReynolds and Dr. Mengelkoch. She holds a Piano Performance B. M. from Towson University (2017) studying under Reynaldo Reyes, Dr. Jooeun Pak, and Dr. Eva Mengelkoch. She won the Piano Talent Award (2016) and Reynaldo Reyes Scholarship (2016), and she placed 2nd place in the Peggy Friedmann-Gordon competition (2016). She received Towson's Fine Arts University Scholarship and graduated as a member of the Honors College, completing an Honors Thesis with Dr. Aaron Ziegel on the pedagogical mindset of Reynaldo Reyes.
She has tutored college-level theory, musicianship, and writing. Current projects include developing a piano curriculum for pre-reading students (ages 4-5). She has a special place in her heart for teaching the youngest of students and loved leading Music Together® classes, a musical exposure program for infants through toddlers.
Natalie also found success in festivals and competitions before college while studying at the Maryland Conservatory of Music (first under Elizabeth Borowsky and later with director Dr. Duke Thompson) and Piano Prodigies (under director Elizabeth Borowsky). She won first place in the Helena Zurstadt Piano Competition (2013). For her performances in the National Federation of Music Clubs Junior Festival and the Rockville Competition for Piano, she was awarded the highest rating. In 2012, she was selected to perform Chopin’s Fantasie-Impromptu in the Mid-Atlantic Young Musicians Showcase.