Nataly Gingis received her Ph.D. from Gorky Conservatory of Music in Russia, and worked for more than 20 years as a university piano department chair. Nataly frequently toured both Russia and United States, and had numerous TV appearances. She is the author of many musicology and methodology books and articles dedicated to the life and works of Haydn, Schumann, and Debussy. Upon immigrating to the United States in 1991, Nataly continued to pursue her career as a professor, teaching in universities and colleges throughout United States. A good portion of her students have won well-known national and international competitions for more than 15 years. Currently, Nataly is a member of Music Teachers Association of California, the Music Teachers National Association, and a frequent adjudicator for many local competitions and festivals.