Natasha Fransblow has two decades of experience as a teacher, clinician, and performer across Canada. She has taught in private and conservatory studios in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Ontario, and her passion lies in enabling her students to discover the piano's immense realm of expressive possibilities. With a focus on technical skill, equally balanced with the complex understanding of musicality and style, she encourages the development and discovery of each student's individual artistic voice. Natasha has a strong background in collaborative performance, and believes in instilling the art and spirit of collaboration in her studio, advocating for peer mentorship and ensemble playing at every opportunity. She completed her education at the University of Manitoba (Masters of Music - Collaborative Piano Performance) and Dalhousie University (Bachelor of Music - Piano Performance), studying under some of the country's most highly regarded pianists and teachers: Dr. Laura Loewen, Dr. Judy Kehler-Siebert, and Peter Allen.
As an active pianist, much of Natasha's current performance schedule is focused in vocal collaboration. In Toronto, she maintains an active vocal coaching studio of university students and young professionals, and is Music Director of MYOpera (Toronto ON), a company that provides professional performance and development opportunities to emerging Canadian singers. She music directs "Whose Opera is it Anyway?," (Loose Tea Music Theatre) Canada's first and only opera improv troupe, and has a passion for contemporary projects that offer important and socially-relevant stories and teachings through music and the arts.
Natasha is thrilled to be joining Foley Arts studio, and looks forward to sharing a passion and love for music with a wonderful community of emerging pianists.