Natalie Raney

Natalie is a dedicated teacher and currently holds her own studio in San Francisco. She is currently on faculty at the SFCM Pre-College coaching chamber music. Additionally, she has coached chamber music to young groups through the Lyceum Music Festival in Utah as well as Summer Music West in San Francisco.

She fell in love with the cello when she was nine years old, after hearing her coolest, childhood role model play it in the house next door. Her journey has led her across the country and landed her in San Francisco where she resides as a sought after chamber musician, soloist, and teacher. Recognized for her bold and adventurous playing, she has established herself as an immensely versatile performer.

As a chamber musician, she has performed with world-renowned musicians such as Kim Kashkashian, Menahem Pressler, Norman Fischer, Geoff Nuttall, Bonnie Hampton, Roberto Diaz, Ian Swensen, Jodi Levitz, Paul Hersh, and the Arianna String Quartet. She worked closely with composer, Joan Tower, after being invited by the Muir Quartet to participate in the Emerging Quartets and Composers Program. While studying at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she was invited to perform at the Kennedy Center and was also a finalist for the Coleman Chamber Music Competition. She has studied chamber music under members of the Tokyo, Pacifica, Brentano, Vermeer, Muir, Concord, and Arianna String Quartets.

Natalie graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory receiving an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music studying under Jean-Michel Fonteneau. She received her Master of Music degree at Boston University under Marc Johnson, former cellist of the Vermeer Quartet and received a Bachelor of Music under Kurt Baldwin and the Arianna Quartet at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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37.7597481, -122.4750292

San Francisco, CA (94122)

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Along with private teaching, also currently on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College, coaching chamber music.

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Classical, Pop
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High School
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Artist Certificate in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music; Master of Music from Boston University; Undergraduate degree in Music Performance from University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Cello has been the light of my life and I aim to help instill a love and appreciation for music, explore each student’s natural voice, and find their own expression through the cello.

I have been teaching for over a decade, have experience teaching ages 4-adult, and love teaching students of all levels.

Together we will explore:

Technical fundamentals: through intensive scale work, etude study, and weekly exercises;
Musicality & expression: through study phrasing through musical form, harmony, sound, and help foster an innovative and unique voice in each piece.

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