A member of the California and National Music Teacher Associations, Hudson Conservatory Founder Natalia Hudson is a sought-after teacher, having conducted lessons in music schools throughout Los Angeles and now her private piano studio, Hudson Conservatory.
Hudson has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S. and Europe in numerous festivals and concerts, including the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, First Night Charleston, the International Piano Series, the Young Artist Concert Series, the Drayton Hall, the LACC, and Moreno Valley College Concert Series. A native of South Carolina, Natalia was awarded the Isabella Mebane Piano Performance Scholarship to pursue a performance degree under Uruguayan pianist Enrique Graf at the College of Charleston. She continued her artist education at the Conservatory in Madrid, Spain under German-born pianist, Uta Weyand. Her other main influences include Vitalij Margulis (Ukraine), Ilana Vered (Israel), and currently Oxana Yablonskaya (Russia/Israel). She received her Master’s degree from the University of Southern California and has participated in the World Piano Pedagogy (WPPC), MTNA, and Focus on Piano Literature conferences. She is also skilled at teaching in Spanish, and has taught master classes, private lessons and dual-immersion classes in Spanish and English. Her first solo piano album, Balancing Darkness and Light, is being released this year.
Founder of the Mt. Olive Concert Series in Pasadena and Artistic Director of Melos Music Chamber Ensemble, Natalia firmly believes in the power of music to heal, uplift, and unite people by transcending any boundaries of race, gender, religious, economic or cultural backgrounds. She is currently thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in and take her students to the elite Oxana Yablonskaya Piano Institute (OYPI) to various parts of the world, including Bulgaria, Israel, and Italy.
Hudson Conservatory students receive:
Weekly private lessons, once or twice per week
5 Performance classes per year
4 Additional Group Theory classes per year
2 Hudson Conservatory Recitals per year
Performance opportunities in Europe!
Scholarship and competition opportunities
Participation in Certificate of Merit or RCM examinations
Annual jury examinations