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B.M. - Piano Performance EKU
Certificate in Piano Pedagogy - NKU
Ohio Music Teachers Association
President - Northern Kentucky chapter of Kentucky Music Teachers Association

Natasha Pence

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. Natasha is a co-owner of the Cincinnati Music Academy and director of the piano department.

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 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 Kentucky Music Teachers Association (KMTA).

What Natasha’s Students are Saying…

My children have gone here for years and love Natasha Pence!

CMA has been great over the years and done a terrific job of managing the rough COVID-19 pandemic. – Robert F.

Cincinnati Music Academy is a fantastic organization that offers an opportunity for personalized and creative music lessons with a variety of expert instructors.
Natasha Pence is one of these extraordinary instructors and she is absolutely the reason that our girls continue to play piano and explore their musical aptitude today.

She fosters a love of music with an eye towards personal growth both with their instrument of choice and higher life skills that enables them to be well-rounded individuals. Her sincere appreciation for each student’s individual learning style and interests lends to her being not only an impactful teacher but a wonderful lifelong mentor. Our girls have been playing piano with Natasha since they were both 4 years old and even though we have moved out of state, we continue to engage with her on our musical journey. We cannot recommend Natasha and CMA enough! -Brian G

Natasha Pence teaches my four year old daughter, who loves it!

Natasha is great with her – she is patient, manages time very well, makes it fun and includes my wife and I in the process, where appropriate. We will be using her for many years to come – I highly recommend her to anyone! -Tom A

Our two daughters have been attending Ms. Natasha Pence’s piano studio at CMA for over 5 years and they absolutely love it.

Ms. Pence is a passionate teacher and a wonderful person. She invests time and effort in understanding the students, their strengths, interests and carve out the lessons and practice plans individualized to each student. Her focus is always on helping students to enjoy playing while trying to play the best they can, and we really like that about her methods. It is also quite obvious at recitals, watching other students play and talking to other parents that our experience is common among all her studio attendees. -Farhan Z

Natasha is a fabulous piano teacher. I am an adult beginner and I was hesitant about taking a group class.

She has made this so much fun along with being an excellent teacher. I look forward to every lesson and I definitely leave with a smile and a newly acquired skill each week. Thank you Natasha! – Jeffery K

Natasha Pence is a compassionate, imaginative and astute piano teacher.

I started taking lessons with her after I retired. I was a 76 year old who had not had music lessons before. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to take piano lessons. – Diane S