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Natalie Galey
Manager - Denver, Centennial, and Littleton

Natalie Galey is a multi-instrumentalist musician, educator and arts administrator based in Denver, Colorado. Natalie has been teaching and performing music in various settings since 2008, and has been the Director for Pirisen Music Lessons since July 2019. She has an equal passion for educating and performing, and loves to use her unique skillset to bring music and music education to the community. Natalie has extensive academic and performance credentials and experience, including a dual Master’s degree in Music Education from Columbia University in New York. She has studied and performed with some of the most prestigious and well respected music instructors in the world, including Wynton Marsalis, Peter Eldridge of New York Voices, and Dave Liebman of the Miles Davis Quintet. She has also performed at exclusive venues across the country such as Lincoln Center, Cornelia Street Cafe, Joe’s Pub (NYC), Millennium Park, Schuba’s Tavern, and Navy Pier (Chicago, IL.) 

 

Natalie strives to be a creative and reflective educator, and a supportive and nurturing administrator of the arts. She believes strongly in the power of music to transform lives and build joy, confidence, and human connection in our communities. She is thoroughly dedicated to all Pirisen students; she takes the time to listen carefully to her students and their parents’ needs and strives to bring them the very best personally-tailored music education. 

 

Natalie was raised in a rich musical and artistic environment, playing guitar, piano, singing, and songwriting from an early age. Natalie’s father inspired the beginning of her musical journey and began teaching her multiple instruments at a very young age. Her first love and passion is singing, but she has also been playing piano and guitar since age 3. She specializes in contemporary styles such as jazz, rock, pop, folk, and R&B, but teaches and plays all styles of music. She draws from a wide variety of musical backgrounds and styles, and even studied African drumming in Western Africa during her bachelor’s degree. She is a lifelong student of music, and loves to continue to learn so that she can continue to inspire her teaching and her students. In her free time she loves hiking, bird watching, gardening, and cooking. 

 

Michigan State University - Bachelor of Music Performance, 2009

Manhattan School of Music - Master of Music Performance, 2011

Columbia University Teachers College - Master of Music Education, 2013