Testimonials

“My 12 year old granddaughter has been a voice student of Natalie’s for two years. She started out a rather reluctant participant with all the confidence issues of most 10 year old girls. The changes in the last 2 years are nothing short of remarkable. I am beginning to see a confident, self-assured vocalist emerging. One of the most encouraging things about studying with Natalie is that she teaches her students more than singing. She concentrates on the theory and how to use their voice to their utmost. She is a very patient and caring individual and that is very evident in her teaching style. Due to her encouragement and instruction my granddaughter is now singing with joy and exuberance to groups of 25 – 500.”
_S.W.

“I came to Natalie tone-deaf, at 23 years old, with no singing experience, never having sung in a chorus or ensemble of any kind. I now have the technique and confidence to sing out whenever I have the time. My pitch, tone, and range have improved dramatically. If you take lessons from her, heed her advice, and practice diligently, you will not be disappointed.”
_S.E.

“I’ve been taking voice lessons from Natalie for a couple of months and just in the short time, I’ve improved my vocal technic and quality. I’m almost 40 years old and wish I would have started voice lessons a long time ago. There is so much more to singing than I realized. Natalie is extremely knowledgable, experienced and provides an easy and comfortable learning environment. She also video records each lesson so I can go back and practice exercises and recall our conversations and helpful tips. If you are thinking about voice lessons, I would recommend calling Natalie.”
_A.H.

“When I went to Yale for half a year as a part of my PhD, I missed singing in a choir. I have been singing in a choir since I was very young and singing is very important to me. I found Natalie’s page and asked her if she would give me singing lessons. I really enjoyed the lessons and she taught me many very useful techniques. I felt these private singing lessons were so good that I have been taking lessons in Denmark ever since.”
_A-L.L.

“I had been an instrumental musician (and embarrassingly bad vocalist) for forty years and finally decided that I should learn to sing. Natalie is an amazingly intuitive, focused, smart teacher. We had limited time because she was moving to Ohio and the progress I made in that time surprised me. She skipped ear training and theory and all the things I didn’t need. She taught me lots of mechanics and how to breathe, in other words, exactly what I needed to learn. You couldn’t ask for a better teacher.”
_D.A.

“I was ten years old and in fifth grade when my mom announced that she had won four one-hour voice lessons. Truthfully, I wasn’t thrilled when I heard about it. My opinion soon changed after the first lesson.

“Natalie was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. She was very encouraging and taught me a lot and I walked away from each lesson with more information about singing in my head. It was very clear that she knew a lot about singing and was good at passing down the knowledge through teaching it to me.

“Before this I had had some lessons, but none had really focused on singing like these. And, Natalie wasn’t only a voice teacher. One lesson she took out a book about the human body and gave me a very thorough explanation on how the diaphragm works and. She explained how by breathing in a certain way using my diaphragm, I’d be able to sing louder and better. I’d recommend Natalie for voice lessons to anyone who’s looking for a good teacher to learn more about singing.”
_L.R.

“Natalie is a very good instructor! She is knowledgeable of her craft and makes you feel very welcome! I highly recommended her for your vocal needs!”
_P.L.

“Natalie is an absolutely wonderful teacher, not only personality-wise (she’s very kind and funny, very encouraging) but in terms of her ability to teach me how to understand what singing involves and how to use breathing, posture, and face position to best use. She videotaped each lesson on with her laptop and gave me the DVD right away for home practice: what a great idea!”
_B.S.

“Very patient, accommodating and professional. Tries to make the lessons in her home feel like a studio experience. Would recommend to anyone.”
_G.S.

“Natalie is very wonderful. She is quite knowledgeable, patient, and supportive. Not to mention that she is absolutely honest, which I love. I am definitely happy I picked her for my instructor.”
_J.R. K.

“We have tried several other music teachers for our 7-year-old son and none of them clicked. Since we have started with Natalie, our son says he loves guitar and we never have to argue with him about practicing! What a difference from before! It is fun to watch him learn and to watch Natalie teach.”
_J.B.

“Natalie is an excellent instructor, I brought my daughter with me to my lesson and she is also looking forward to having lessons with her. Natalie makes you feel relaxed and not stupid because you are a beginner with little or no experience.”
_M.B.

“I am a classically trained musician in voice and piano, but had always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I learned about a higher note and found Natalie to be incredibly good at her job. She was very good with me as an adult learner. In general, I think that Natalie is very good at meeting people where they are; helping to encourage people where they needed it and push them to their better potential.”
_M.S.

“Natalie was very professional and knowledgeable. I recommend her for anyone at any level of singing.”
_R.A.

“We’ve only been with Natalie 1 month, but already my daughter, who is 4, is learning through a hands-on approach of interactive games, demonstration at the piano, and fun. We are assigned homework each week, which is a review of what was learned from the current lesson, and we have fun at home playing the games, a 4 year old thinks its a game, but she’s learning too 🙂 and mom’s enjoying learning the piano a bit too, and ensure we’re ready and will earn our sticker for completing our homework for our next lesson. Even after only 1 month, I would highly recommend Natalie Eastman.”
_T.D.

“Natalie cares not only about what she’s teaching, but whom. And I found that to be of the greatest benefit to my girls. Her easy-going manner and warmth immediately set my girls at ease allowing them to sing unencumbered and unafraid. Confident. And with confidence potential is limitless!”
_E.L.

“Natalie – I wanted to take a minute to let you know how much my daughter and I enjoyed the lesson last night.  You have a great rapport with your students.”
_B.D.

“We have tried several other music teachers for our 7-year-old son and none of them clicked. Since we have started with Natalie, our son says he loves guitar and we never have to argue with him about practicing! What a difference from before! It is fun to watch him learn and to watch Natalie teach.”
_J.B.

“I took a few months of voice lessons with Natalie shortly before she relocated from CT to OH. I also knew Natalie from community connections. I think she’s an absolutely wonderful teacher, not only personality-wise (she’s very kind and funny, very encouraging) but in terms of her ability to teach me how to understand what singing involves and how to use breathing, posture, and face position to best use. She videotaped each lesson on with her laptop and gave me the DVD right away for home practice: what a great idea!”
_B.S.

“I worked with Natalie when she was still on the East Coast. Sadly for me, I have not been able to find a replacement teacher with as much knowledge, patience and teaching expertise. I was a complete novice and Natalie was able to take me through the basics of voice training very quickly. While we focused on the techniques I needed to improve – I also had a lot of fun just singing. The lessons were never a grind.”
_J.G.

“”You have a wonderful voice.” “Just beautiful, I really enjoyed hearing you sing.” I get that a lot. Well, not me actually, but my daughters. They love to sing and quite frankly, they do have lovely voices. (It’s my job as a gloating parent to say that.) Baseline, I know that my daughters possess an aptitude for music, for singing. My desire in seeking a vocal instructor was to unlock potential. Natalie has truly been a blessing for my girls. At the conclusion of the very first lesson I could hear the difference in their voices. Focused, projected, strong.

“And the improvements kept coming. Lessons focused on vocal exercises, breathing techniques, phrasing… In other words, everything you could want or expect from your instructor. I suppose the difference, that little bit of lagniappe, that sets Natalie apart is compassion. Natalie cares not only about what she’s teaching, but whom. And I found that to be of the greatest benefit to my girls. Her easy-going manner and warmth immediately set my girls at ease allowing them to sing unencumbered and unafraid. Confident.”
_E.L.