Natalie Fideler

Natalie Fideler (she/her) is a composer, songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist offering private lessons for piano, voice, guitar, percussion, and composition.

Natalie began studying music at the tender age of 3 with Suzuki violin lessons and her love for music was evident immediately. She soon branched out into studying piano, drumset/percussion, voice, guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. After writing her first song at age 9, she knew she wanted a life in music. Natalie’s musical studies have brought her through many genres and settings over the years including concert bands, orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, marching bands, drum lines, piano duels and contemporary rock bands, all the while continuing to write original music.

Natalie began teaching music in 2014 as a junior counselor at the Girl’s Rock-n-Roll Retreat after attending the camp as a student for 4 years. She went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Music Composition and Women’s and Gender Studies from Concordia College in 2019 before joining Blue Tree later that same year.

Natalie’s teaching style focuses on two main components: enjoying music and having fun! She strives to put her students’ music tastes at the forefront of each lesson so they learn fundamentals and apply specific concepts while playing music that they know and love. She also attempts to make every lesson an enjoyable part of the week so that even when life gets stressful, lessons can be a chance to clear your mind and just focus on making music. Natalie’s background in many different musical settings allows her to teach each student with a differentiated approach that works best for their learning style and helps them achieve their own personal musical goals.

Natalie is also an active original musical artist. She began releasing music under her name (Natalie Fideler) in 2018 with her first self-produced studio album, “Steak & Eggs.” (Natalie played EVERY instrument on this first album) In 2021, she won the Music Forward Foundation’s LGBTQ+ Emerging Artist Award and was granted $10,000 to fund her second self-produced studio album, “Three Man Army,” which was released in May, 2022. She also plays drums in a side project band called Getting By, which released their first singles featuring Natalie on drums in January, 2022.

When Natalie is not teaching, you can find her performing around the twin cities, attending concerts, spending time with her fiancé Leigh and their puppy, cooking yummy food, composing new music, or practicing.

Natalie teaches on MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS and is currently fully booked. To get on Natalie's waiting list, click the link below.

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