Beginner | Intermediate
*Natalie will be offering group violin classes and private lessons on weekdays this fall. Please register for a trial lesson to set up a time to meet with him.
It’s not exactly surprising that Natalie Dahl is a violin teacher and musician. Growing up as the oldest child in a musical family, Natalie began studying the violin at age four, and hasn’t looked back since! Natalie began the process of earning her Bachelor’s degree in Music at age sixteen, intending to view teaching as her full-time career. She currently has one more year of study before graduating from Thomas Edison State College. Natalie has over three years of teaching experience in her private studio and as violin teacher at Seattle Christian Homeschool Co-op. She is a registered Suzuki teacher, and participates in yearly Suzuki teacher training.
Natalie has been blessed with opportunities to join a wide variety of different musical communities. She participated in Cascade Youth Symphony orchestra for many years, and was delighted to have had the opportunity to tour with the orchestra in Eastern Europe. More recently, Natalie has been exploring the bluegrass and fiddle community, volunteering as the leader of “Pintgrass” during Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival’s 2015 Youth Academy. She is also an active participant in her church’s worship team, and praises God with her music by playing for offertories and congregational worship.
As a former Suzuki student and now a Suzuki teacher, Natalie views the Suzuki community as her primary influence in literature and teaching style. She uses the Suzuki literature as the backbone of her student’s repertoire, with an emphasis in building natural posture and good tone. However, her true passion is equipping students to explore the musical avenues they are most interested in. Students are invited to experiment with folk music, contemporary and film music, and even improvisation during lessons. Natalie cultivates a positive, encouraging environment during lessons, and works to make sure that students’ first musical adventures are memorable and fun.