storyteller - mhn
all along you were blooming - mhn
dare to bloom - z. flores
creative confidence - d. kelley
show your work & steal like an artist - a. kleon
late bloomers - r. karlgaard
in search of understanding - j. brooks
the everyday work of art - e. booth
the five faces of genius - a. moser-wellman
how people grow - cloud/townsend
how to style your brand - f. humberstone
start with why - s. sinek
the perfect wrong note - w. westney
the music teaching artist's bible - e. booth
Pianist, musician, and entrepreneur Natalie Doughty currently resides in Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.
In May 2022, Natalie celebrated the launch of her arts-integration focused brand and piano studio: inRenaissance Music & Arts.
From 2020-2022, she built Piano Courses for Adults, an online piano learning program specifically for beginning adults. PCA features 6 courses ranging from beginner to intermediate levels, each with 10 videoed lessons.
She is currently the President of the Harrisonburg Music Teachers Association as well as the director and primary piano instructor/curriculum developer for the JMU Music Academy.
Natalie is very active in the community to promote and nurture artistic relationships and events. In 2021, she initiated music equity project "Music in Every Home," a campaign to sponsor music lessons and music instruments for 25 local students by 2025. Earlier, in spring 2019, Natalie was awarded an "Arts for Education" grant from the Arts Council of the Valley for a collaborative arts-integration project that she envisioned: "Expressions of Home."
With two of her collegiate peers Natalie helped to develop and host five musical workshops for local music students from 2017-2018:
🎶 "First Steps to Artistry"
🎶 "Recipe for Musical Drama" (featured at JMU's inaugural pre-college piano day).
In 2019, they were invited to lead a kids' workshop at Walkertown Library, NC.
Natalie has co-authored and co-delivered the following presentations at the MTNA National Collegiate Chapters Symposium:
📝 “Beyond The Hand Position: Teaching Injury Preventive Piano Technique to Young Students" (2017)
📝 "In and Out: Two Millennials, The Collegiate Experience, and The Real World" (2018)
📝 "Be Your Own Boss: From Career Dreams to Business" (2018)
📝 "Not Just Fun and Games: Strategic Design for Significant Learning" (2019)
In July 2019, Natalie co-presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) in Lombard, Illinois. In 2022, she was interviewed for a business article in the American Music Teacher magazine.
🎹 Injury Preventive Piano Technique Workshop (Salem College, NC), 2017
🎹 Honorable Mention, 2017 West Virginia Intl. Piano Competition
🎹 Master of Music degree, James Madison University, 2017
🎹 Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (Florida), 2016
🎹 Dublin International Piano Festival (Ireland), 2015 - scholarship recipient
🎹 Zodiac Music Festival (Valdeblore, France), 2015
🎹 Bachelors of Music degree summa cum laude in piano performance, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA), 2015
Natalie has enjoyed additional masterclass coachings and private lessons with artists such as Jean Paul Sevilla, Francine Kay, Edmund Battersby, Evelyne Brancart, Christopher Harding, Rebecca Penneys, and Barbara Lister-Sink.
In partnership with various Christian churches on the East Coast, Natalie has given four benefit concerts from 2017-2019 to raise funds for specific charities.
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