Natalie Coombs, who studies with Gary Amano, has been playing the piano for seventeen years. She believes that it is extremely important for her students to learn to have an appreciation for practicing. The only way one can truly progress is by putting his or her absolute best in their everyday practice. Natalie also spends a large portion of her time in teaching her students how to become proficient in all areas of music including: theory, aural skills, history, and performance. She understands that every student is different in their needs and abilities and is willing to help them in any way she can.