Natasha Pence is an active 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 the Piano Department 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
Ms. Pence teaches both traditional and Suzuki private lessons and maintains a thriving studio of students as young as age 4, elementary through high school age students, and adults and retirees. Ms. Pence also teaches group piano classes for adults as a member of the Recreational Music Making (RMM) teaching team at Cincinnati Music Academy.
Natasha believes that quality repertoire is essential to inspire musical achievement, and includes theory, history, sight-reading, and listening skills to develop overall musicianship. She strives to help each student connect with the joy of making music and to develop the skills to become independent, life-long musicians. Ms. Pence 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, the OFMC Jr Music Festival, and the Royal Conservatory Music Certificate program (RCM). Her students have received recognition and awards at state and local levels with the RCM program, composition competitions, and other events.
In addition to teaching, Ms. Pence maintains an active performance schedule as a collaborative pianist. She regularly works with musicians of all ages for recitals, competitions, recording sessions, and auditions.
Natasha’s passion for teaching is evident through her dedication to continuing education and professional development. She frequently attends local, state, and national conferences 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) and as state Certification and Membership chair for the Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KYMTA).