Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalia Huang.
Natalia, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When my first child was born, I realized that I couldn’t continue to teach into the evenings because once she starts school, I will never see her. However, I wasn’t ready to give up teaching. The way for me to continue to be involved with a teaching studio and still be there for my children was to expand the business. Also, the idea of building a larger community that understands the value of music education is very exciting for me!
Has it been a smooth road?
Oh dear…it was far from smooth! But I suppose that is true with any small business. While I was confident in my teaching, I had to learn new business skills that I did not have – marketing, management, and customer relations. I also thought it was a good idea (not really) to have three children in four years — all at the same time I decided to expand. At one point, I had a nervous breakdown because all the juggling was just too much! Talk about learning to delegate…I learned that very quickly after realizing I can’t do it all!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Natalia Huang Piano Studio – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We always tell parents that we are not a music school, but an enlarged piano studio. The community factor has always been important in the studio even as we grew into three locations. This was because the thought of not being able to say hello to a student in the studio pains me, which is why I personally interview every student that comes into our studio. Our students become a part of the studio family…especially when we watch them grow up over the years. I’m not sure if there is anything more fulfilling than that!
Parents will tell you that they are surprised by how creative and innovative our piano studio is. We often hear “you guys are NOT like the piano lessons I had when I was growing up! If I had the same kind, I might still be playing the piano!” From fun practice challenges that gets your children practicing VOLUNTARILY at home, to wearing tuxedos in our formal orchestra performance, our parents constantly rave about what we can do!
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I grew up in Los Angeles, so I have always loved the rich cultures and awesome weather here. Even after being on the east coast for so many years, I was still a LA girl at heart!
If there is one thing that has taken me by surprise since my move back to LA is the traffic! Yikes! When I was growing up here, avoiding rush hour was the way to go.
However, now, it seems like traffic can happen at all hours!
- $500 for 30 minute lessons (per semester)
- Address: 15844 Halliburton Rd.,
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
- Website: www.nataliahuangstudio.com
- Phone: 626-620-6493
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/nataliahuangstudio
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/nataliahuangstudio
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/natalia-huang-piano-studio-hacienda-heights-3