About Us

Located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, Seeds of Sound is a teaching studio offering piano instruction and music classes for students of all ages, levels and needs.

At Seeds of Sound, students experience continual intellectual and emotional growth through the power of music study. Research confirms that music promotes mental, physical, and emotional balance. Seeds of Sound specializes in shaping well balanced music lovers for life!


What makes Seeds of Sound different from other music studios?

At Seeds of Sound, we believe in the power of arts integration to dynamically enhance learning while fostering cognitive development and encouraging self-expression. Students at Seeds of Sound regularly make connections to math, science, literacy, and other art forms while studying music.



Natalie Gibson Grimes,

Teaching Artist

“There’s music in every child. The teacher’s job is to find it and nurture it.” – Frances Clark

These words serve as Natalie’s teaching mission statement. Natalie is a classically trained pianist with a passion for music education. She earned her Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Shenandoah Conservatory and Master of Music in piano performance and pedagogy from Ohio University. She also studied at the Grieg Academy of Music in Bergen, Norway.

Natalie’s teaching experiences include a diverse range of settings, including community music schools, performing arts camps,  elementary and middle schools, and universities. She is also an arts integration specialist and has worked as a training facilitator for teachers, educators, and administrators. Natalie has experience teaching students of all ages, levels, and abilities. She enjoys teaching music to those with special needs and has worked with blindness, cerebral palsy, speech/language delay, and Parkinson’s disease. Natalie is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Virginia Music Teachers Association. Her goal as a teacher is to help students develop their own personal passion for music and learning.

*Music performed by Natalie is being played on this website.


Kara Hoffman, Business Manager

Kara handles the business end of Seeds of Sound.  She will handle your enrollment, payment, and scheduling needs.  Kara has a knack for numbers and is a wizard with words. Through these skills, she helps create beautiful music at Seeds of Sound!