Born in Russia, Natalia started attending music school at the age of 7 and would eventually earn her Associates degree in Music from a local vocational music school. She later attended a 5-year program at Rostov State Music Institute and received a Master’s degree in Music for piano. She worked at the Fine Arts School in Taganrog, Russia, the same elementary music school she graduated from, as a piano teacher and an accompanist for 10 years. In 2000, she moved with her family to the United States and has been teaching piano and general music class at different schools and studios since 2001. She teaches students as young as 5 years old and from all backgrounds. She is currently employed as a music teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Sycamore and looks forward to teaching many piano students.