Mrs. Natalie I. Coots

Violin, Viola Teacher

Natalie Coots

SAA Member


Wilton, CT

Natalie Coots began her Suzuki violin studies at age 7 in Manlius, New York, under the loving instruction of Nancy Fennessy. After 11 years of learning from Nancy, Natalie attended Ithaca College where she pursued a double Bachelor’s Degree of music education and violin performance, all with the intention of continuing onto her Master’s Degree at IC in Suzuki Pedagogy. Sanford Reuning and Carrie Reuning- Hummel were Natalie’s mentors throughout her Master’s Degree.

Natalie currently teaches at Greenwich Suzuki Academy in Greenwich, CT. Before her family moved to Connecticut, she had the opportunity to teach at Ithaca Talent Education (Ithaca, NY) alongside her mentors Carrie Reuning- Hummel and Sanford Reuning. Before Natalie’s second son was born, she had the pleasure of teaching at the Hartt School Community Division (Hartford, CT). Natalie has taught in workshops in Hartt, Fort Lauderdale and New Zealand, and loves to teach in workshop and institute settings.

In 2018 Natalie became the co-director of the Ithaca Suzuki Institute, along with Carrie Reuning- Hummel. 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.