Natalie Hoffmann established her career as a harp instructor and performer upon her move to Ottawa in September, 2018. She is devoted to her large private harp studio and is a harp and chamber coach for a number of ensembles at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. She recently joined University of Ottawa’s School of Music faculty as Professor of Harp. Co-founder and co-director of the True North Harp Retreat, Natalie provides annual intensive study for high-level harpists. Natalie frequently performs in and around Ottawa, including collaborations with the Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir and the National Arts Center Orchestra.
Under the tutelage of world-renowned harpist Judy Loman, Natalie earned a performance diploma and bachelor of music degree in harp performance at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She then pursued a master’s degree in harp under the guidance of the legendary Susann McDonald at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. After completing her graduate degree, Natalie followed her passion for teaching by earning a degree in education, with a focus on at-risk youth, from Queen’s University.