Instructor of Voice & Piano
Natalee Louise McReynolds (soprano) is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio in 2011. She performed the roles of Laurie (The Tenderland), Pamina (The Magic Flute), and Polly (The Beggar’s Opera), among others, during her undergraduate studies. Natalee then returned to Knoxville, TN and obtained her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee in 2013. At UT, she sang the roles of Monica (The Medium), Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), and Musetta (La Boheme). It was during her graduate studies that Natalee began teaching private lessons and realized that she had a knack for it.
After graduating, Natalee started a private voice studio, which grew to approximately 15 male and female high school and adult students. In Knoxville, Natalee was involved with the Knoxville Opera outreach program, which allowed her to perform operatic and Broadway favorites at various events around the city. On several occasions, she appeared as a soloist with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
In August of 2014, Natalee married her husband Isaac and moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She continued teaching voice and piano at the Chapel Hill School of Musical Arts. Because of her success at the school, they created a theatre class for kids specifically for her to teach.
Natalee and her husband moved to Charlottesville in 2016 and immediately fell in love with it. She began teaching at Music Education Center in the Fall of 2016, and is consistently amazed at the students’ amount of talent and training. Natalee teaches voice and piano lessons, and also specializes in audition training and preparation.
An important aspect of playing any instrument is incorporating live performance, for teachers and students alike. Natalee will be appearing as Sarah Brown in Guys & Dolls at Live Arts in December 2016 and January 2017. She has also been cast as Roxie Hart in Four County Players’ upcoming production of Chicago in March 2017. We hope that you will come see one or both productions!