During her teenage years, as well as attending a normal state school during the week, Natalie attended the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama every Saturday for three years. She was given various opportunities there including playing for the Queen’s entrance to the Barbican and being conducted by the world famous, Gustavo Dudamel.
Currently Natalie is studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. There she receives one to one lessons with professionals including Andy Hendrie and Bob Farley. She has also received various ensemble coaching with the likes of Roger Agente, Tony Cross and Roger Montgomery.
Before starting music college, Natalie was a member of the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and was very fortunate to be able to perform at the BBC Proms with them in 2012. She was also lucky to have performed at the Sage, Gateshead as well as many other venues across England.
As a soloist, Natalie has had many opportunities to perform with her local Brass Band. Her highlight of her soloist career so far though was definitely performing the Hummel Trumpet Concerto with the Hills Road Symphony Orchestra is Kings College – Cambridge as well as in Venice.
Now, Natalie has performed with many ensembles at Trinity Laban including the orchestras and wind bands. Outside of Trinity, Natalie has played for many amateur orchestras as well as being part of operas and other smaller ensembles.
Natalie has had one to one pupils in both music (piano and brass) and academic aspects. She thrives highly off what a child can achieve and works hard to make lessons interesting, fun and beneficial. Natalie has also covered some group brass teaching at a private school and understands how to work well with children in groups. She quickly gained knowledge of the different standards of pupils and worked efficiently to make sure they all benefited from the lesson.
With her brass quintet and separately with Trinity Laban students, Natalie has done some workshops in primary schools that involved teaching children about instruments in general and what they have to offer.