Etobicoke Suzuki Music

Faculty: Natasha Zado

  • Bachelor of Music (Hons.; Music Theory & Cello), Wilfrid Laurier University

ESM cello and theory faculty

Natasha is a young cello and theory teacher who is passionate about teaching and seeing her students reach their full potential. She is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, and holds an Honours Bachelor of Music Degree in History, Theory, and Critical Analysis, with a concentration in Music Theory. During her time at Laurier, she studied cello with Dr. Katie Schlaikjer of the Penderecki String Quartet. In addition to her studies in music theory, she regularly performed in solo and chamber music recitals, as well as orchestra concerts and opera performances as principal cello.

Natasha is a trained cello teacher in the Suzuki method, and has completed ECC! and Cello Unit 1 with both Catherine Walker and Dr. David Evenchick, Units 2-8 with Dr. David Evenchick, as well as Units 9-10 with Dr. Shu-Yi Scott. At Laurier, she enjoyed facilitating Supplemental Instruction sessions for the first year music theory course, as well as tutored private students.

She has taught at a number of music programs, most notably the MNJcc Suzuki Summer Camp as well as Sistema, a social program which brings free music lessons to students in underserved communities. Currently, Natasha teaches at Etobicoke Suzuki Music and around the GTA, as well as maintains an active career as a performer, freelancing at weddings and other events around Southwestern Ontario. She aims to help her students find their musical voice through a solid foundation of technique and love of music.


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