Mrs. Natalie I. Coots

Violin, Viola Teacher

Natalie Coots

SAA Member


Pittsford, NY

Natalie Coots, co-director of the Ithaca Suzuki Institute, began her Suzuki violin studies at age 7 in Manlius, New York, under the loving instruction of Nancy Fennessy. Natalie attended Ithaca College where she pursued a double Bachelor’s Degree of music education and violin performance, all with the intention of continuing at Ithaca College for her Master’s Degree in Suzuki Pedagogy. Sanford Reuning and Carrie Reuning- Hummel were Natalie’s mentors throughout her Master’s Degree.

Natalie is currently living and teaching in Rochester, NY. Before Natalie had her three sons, she had the privilege of teaching at the Greenwich Suzuki Academy (Greenwich, CT), the Hartt School Community Division (Hartford, CT) and Ithaca Talent Education (Ithaca, NY). Natalie has taught in workshops in Hartford (CT), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Wilmington (DE), Syracuse (NY), as well as Auckland and Wellington (New Zealand).

Natalie hopes to share the incomparable community, mentorship, friendship and musicianship that she received from her Suzuki upbringing with as many students and families as she can.