Natalie Spears

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About Me

Natalie Spears is a multi instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and dance lover. She has performed heavily over the past 7 years and has played at the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom Indiana, the Ozark Folklife Center, and other notable venues. Her music has been featured in documentaries screened at the Sundance Film Festival and Colorado Environmental Film Festival.

A native of Washington DC, she took after her father, a Jazz and Classical pianist, and began playing piano at age five and by fifth grade she was schlepping her upright bass on the school bus. While playing bass in an Old-Time band, she became enamored by the driving rhythm of the clawhammer banjo, and since then, has dedicated herself to learning the instrument and its history.

Teaching Style

I believe that everyone comes into the world with a natural capacity for music. My holistic method focuses on developing a strong connection to music history and a foundation of music literacy, while encouraging creative expression through songwriting and jamming. I tailor each lesson to meet the needs of my students and draw upon my experience as a performing musician, my BA in music, and a lifetime of playing to influence my teaching. Let me help you or your child accomplish your musical goals this year.

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*TRAIN is a free service offered by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, which receives no proceeds from instruction. Our mission is to connect artists directly with students, and all instructional arrangements and financial agreements are made exclusively between the artists and the students. The Virginia Folklife Program does not assume responsibility or liability for these arrangements.