One of the best teachers I have met

As an adult student (now in beginning violin), I have taken many lessons in my life with lots of teachers. Natalia
is my first music teacher, and she is one of the best teachers I have met. She is really good at knowing exactly what kinds
of exercises I need to progress and to stay motivated. And when I am slow at understanding certain concepts or at being
able to replicate certain finger positions or bow movements, she always comes up with creative and personal ways to
explain and help me get it. That’s a real gift. Plus, she and Irina (and everyone at Taidetöölö) are just really nice people to
work with!

Melissa Airas