Natalia Hudson has performed as a soloist, accompanist, 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 performed as a soloist with several orchestras and served as a vocal accompanist for South of Broadway Theatre Company, as well as accompanist for the Southeastern Ballet Company.
Born in South Carolina, Natalia was awarded the Isabella Mebane Piano Performance Scholarship to pursue a performance degree under Enrique Graf at the College of Charleston. She continued her artist education at the Conservatory in Madrid, Spain under Uta Weyand. Her other main influences include Vitalij Margulis and Ilana Vered. She received her Masters degree from the University of Southern California as well as a California Teaching Credential in Music.
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 since 2003 and continues to teach early childhood group classes incorporating Kodaly and Orff techniques. She conducts master classes and intensive coaching sessions with advanced students in preparing for festivals, competitions, auditions, and evaluations such as the CA Certificate of Merit. She is skilled at teaching in Spanish, and has taught master classes, private lessons and dual-immersion classes in Spanish and English.
Ms. Hudson is an active member of the California and National Music Teacher Associations, the Kodaly Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, the Steinway Educational Partnership Program, and has participated in the World Piano Pedagogy (WPPC), MTNA, and Focus on Piano Literature conferences. For more information about her teaching philosophy and performance schedule, please visit nataliahudson.com.