Natalia Hudson, a native of South Carolina, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from the College of Charleston and continued her performance studies at the Conservatory in Madrid, Spain. She has performed as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Western Europe in numerous festivals and concerts, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, First Night Charleston, the Drayton Hall Concert Series, the Young
Artist Concert Series, and the International Piano Series. She has also performed as an orchestral soloist and participated in master classes with Vitalij Margulis, Maria Curcio, Joaquin Soriano, and Ilana Vered. Her main influences and professors have been Vitalij Margulis, Uta Weyand, Enrique Graf, and Ilana Vered. She was awarded the Isabella Mebane Piano Performance Scholarship while pursuing her performance degree under the tutelage of Enrique Graf.
Ms. Hudson has over 20 years of experience as a piano performer and music instructor to all ages. In her teaching she believes in teaching proper piano technique and musicianship at an early age, emphasizing the importance of early childhood education and parental involvement.
She is a certified teacher in both the Musikgarten and Music for Young Children (MYC) curricula. She taught Musikgarten since 2003 and continues to teach early childhood group classes incorporating Kodaly and Orff techniques. While maintaining a successful private piano studio of her own, she has also contributed to the community by serving as a member of the piano faculty of numerous music schools and outreach programs, such as Creative Spark Center for the Arts, European Music School, and Neighborhood Music School. She is also skilled at teaching in Spanish, and has taught master classes, private lessons and dual-immersion classes in Spanish and English.
She served as a vocal accompanist for South of Broadway Theatre Company, interim accompanist for the Southeastern Ballet Company, and pianist, organist, and choral accompanist for numerous churches. Ms. Hudson is an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC), the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Kodaly Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and has participated in the World Piano Pedagogy (WPPC), MTNA, and Focus on Piano Literature conferences. She received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Southern California as well as a California Teaching Credential in Music. She currently teaches at her private studio and at Neighborhood Music School in Los Angeles.