Natasha Pence works actively as a teacher and pianist in the Greater Cincinnati area. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Eastern Kentucky University and the Certificate in Piano Pedagogy from Northern Kentucky University. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Piano and Keyboards at Cincinnati Music Academy.
Assistant Director, Piano and Keyboards
Private Studio Information:
B.M. - Piano Performance EKU
Certificate in Piano Pedagogy - NKU
Ohio Music Teachers Association
President - Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentucky Music Teachers Association
Mrs. Pence enjoys teaching students of all ages in private and group settings. She offers both traditional and Suzuki private lessons, and is also a member of the Recreational Music Making (RMM) teaching team at Cincinnati Music Academy. She maintains a thriving studio that includes students as young as age 4, elementary through high school age students, and adults and retirees. She believes that quality repertoire is essential to inspire musical achievement, and she includes theory, history, sight-reading, and listening skills to develop overall musicianship. She strives to help each student develop the skills to become independent, life-long musicians. Mrs. Pence also places a strong emphasis on healthy piano technique to help each student maximize his or her potential at the keyboard.
Natasha offers students the opportunity to participate in several performance and evaluation events; including studio recitals, the fall Masquerade Musicale, Spring Auditions Festival, and other events sponsored by local teaching associations. She is also prepares students for assessments through the Music Development Program.
Natasha’s passion for teaching is evident through her dedication to continuing education and professional development. She regularly attends local, state, and national conferences and educational sessions. She assists in directing the annual Winter Piano Pedagogy Conference at Northern Kentucky University, and is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in both Ohio and Kentucky. She currently serves as president of the Northern Kentucky Music Teachers Association (NKMTA).