Megan Natoli

Flutist Megan Natoli is revered as a captivating performer, dedicated educator, and clinician. A multifaceted musician, Megan performs as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and soloist. She has appeared in concert halls throughout the United States with various orchestras and ensembles, including The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Lyric Opera Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Bel Cantanti Opera Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, Aternus Chamber Orchestra, The Scheherazade Initiative Orchestra, Hartford Opera Theater Orchestra, LoftOpera Orchestra, as a guest concerto soloist with The Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and more.

A firm believer in sharing her passion for music through education, Megan flute teaches students of all ages and abilities in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. She has helped grade school students achieve top scores at the regional and all state levels, prepared students for competitions and auditions, educated students on career options, helped students get into the college music programs of their dreams, and instilled a work ethic and love of music in her students. Megan has had students go on to study music at the collegiate level at New England Conservatory/Tufts University Double-Degree Program, University of Massachusetts, and The Hartt School. Megan is a Wolf Trap trained Arts Integration Specialist and has taught for The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland, The Baltimore School for the Arts TWIGS program, and Bel Air Arts Academy. Additionally, she has been a guest flutist and educator for The Annapolis Symphony’s Music Van in collaboration with Annapolis Symphony musicians as well as The Baltimore Symphony’s OrchLab series in collaboration with Baltimore Symphony musicians.

Megan earned a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance and Music Management and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Flute Performance from The Hartt School, where she was a member of the full scholarship honors chamber music program, Performance 20/20. She earned a Master of Music in Flute Performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2016. Her principal teachers include Janet Arms of the New York City Opera Orchestra and Robert Langevin, Principal Flute of the New York Philharmonic.

When she’s not making music, Megan enjoys reading, cooking, and riding her bike. She recently relocated to the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area from Baltimore, Maryland with her husband, Minnesota Orchestra Bassoonist Schuyler Jackson and their two cats Wolfie and Berlioz.

Megan’s Website: www.megannatoliflute.com

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Geographic areas served

Megan is available for lessons in home, virtually, and at the Opus studio in Plymouth, St. Louis Park, and Robbinsdale.


Rates

  • $43 / per half hour lesson
  • $64.50 / 45-minute lesson
  • $86 / 60-minute lesson
  • $75 / joint lesson
  • $5 more per in home lesson

Attendance policy

In the event that you need to cancel a lesson, please provide as much advance notice as possible. To receive a make-up lesson or lesson credit, cancelled lessons require a minimum of 24 hours notice for consideration. No call/no show or cancellations happening less than 24 hours in advance will be considered paid lessons.

If Megan needs to cancel a lesson, a rescheduled lesson or lesson credit will be provided.

 

Teaching Philosophy

As an educator, I teach my students to take ownership over their personal and artistic development, encouraging them to be uniquely themselves while guiding them to be creative minded individuals. I believe every person has unique strengths and is capable of learning. I strive to guide my students to achieve success on their instruments while instilling a lifelong love of the arts and learning. I aim to create a flexible, nurturing, and collaborative learning environment in which all students will feel valued, celebrated, and inspired.

 

Flute lessons are personally tailored to each student and are dependent on age, ability, interests, and personal goals. Each lesson is based on a strong foundation of technique and musicianship and will consist of a personalized combination of tone exercises, scale patterns, articulation studies, etudes, solo pieces, chamber music, active listening assignments, score analysis, audition preparation, and more. After every lesson, each student receives a detailed lesson summary with a practice assignment for the following week that will help students reach their unique goals.