Dr. Natalie Fuller began playing the piano at the age of four, and trumpet followed two years later. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, Natalie grew up competing in music festivals across Canada and the United States, toured internationally to Great Britain and Japan with award winning ensembles, and performed for dignitaries such as the Governor General of Canada and even Prince Charles. After battling cancer at the age of 16, Natalie was awarded the highest mark in Canada for the Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto diploma in trumpet performance, under the tutelage of Sharie Argue.
At the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Natalie studied under Dr. Ed Lewis (CBC Radio’s “Jazz Doctor”) and Miles Newman (principal of the Regina Symphony Orchestra). Natalie then moved to Rochester, New York, where she studied with the renowned James Thompson at the Eastman School of Music for both a master’s and a doctoral degree. During her time there, Natalie won first place in the brass division of the Canadian Music Festival and placed in the top three at the American National Trumpet Competition several times.
Natalie maintains an active performing and private teaching schedule. She has taught at Cornell University, Montana State University and the University of Regina. Besides collaborating with her sister Maria C. Fuller, Natalie also performs with “Fuller Brass” and holds the 2nd trumpet/assistant principal trumpet chair of the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
Linda Davis has been teaching vocal/general music in the Hilton Central School District (HCSD) for more than 20 years. Linda received both her B.S. in Music Education (1997) and her M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction (2002) from Roberts Wesleyan College. Linda received permanent NYS Teacher Certification in 2002. She has experience teaching grades K-8 vocal music, general music, and instrumental music, she is currently teaching vocal/general music grades K-6 at Village Elementary School as well as being the HCSD K-12 Music Program Coordinator. Linda has also been teaching private beginner piano, voice, and acoustic guitar out of her home for many years. Her true passion lies in watching the joy children give and receive from making music together with both adults and other children. She would love to have you join in the fun.