ABOUT LESSONS WITH ME
As a violin teacher, my goal is to create a positive learning environment while cultivating the student’s love for music. In addition to teaching a rigorous Suzuki-based syllabus, I believe in developing music-reading as well as ear-training skills in my student’s music education. As a conservatory trained violinist, I teach a solid foundation in violin technique, theory and repertoire.
I have extensive experience teaching students ages 3 to adult and from absolute beginner to college-level students. I specifically tailor each lesson to meet the individual student’s musical goals, level and learning style.
I currently maintain a private violin studio in Yokohama and in my home in Kawasaki where I teach in person and virtual lessons, both in English and Japanese.
Honing one's craft as a musician is a lifelong process, from the early learning stages to the refinement of musicality and expression in the advanced stages. Mastering the violin is a lifelong process that leads to many personal benefits including joy, discipline, improved focus, and an outlet for creativity. Music leads us to new opportunities, meet interesting people and travel to unique places. Everyone can learn to play the violin. It is never too late to start! I look forward to being a part of you or your student's musical journey.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
California State University, Long Beach – Bachelor of Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Master of Music
San Francisco Conservatory of Music – Professional Studies Diploma
DFW-WOW Suzuki Institute – Book 1 – Liz Arbus
Japan-Seattle Suzuki Institute – Book 2 – Kathleen Spring
Northern California Suzuki Institute – Book 3 – Joseph Kaminsky
Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute – Book 4, Revisiting Book 1 Teacher Development – James Hutchins
Mark O’Connor Method – Book 1,2 – Mark O’Connor
Japanese Language Proficiency Test - N3
RATES & ACCESS
I am currently accepting new students at my home studio in Kawasaki or Yokohama.
**Due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, I offer the option for online lessons to those who feel more comfortable.
I am available for 100% online lessons.**
90 min 。。。 ¥7000
60 min 。。。 ¥5000
45 min 。。。 ¥4000
30 min 。。。 ¥3000
Age 3-5 。。。20-30 min 。。。¥3000
*Parent must be present at the lesson (in person or online)*
Adult or High School Student 。。。2 lessons per month (60 minutes) 。。。¥13000/ month
Daytime Hobby Course (before 14:00):
Adult 。。。1 lesson per month (60 minutes) 。。。¥7000/ month
Serious Study Course:
Any age or level 。。。2 lessons per week 。。。billed at rate of lesson length
Learn Violin Online
I am available for virtual lessons from anywhere on the globe via Skype! Your time zone will be carefully taken into account when scheduling your lesson. I am available for one time coaching or long term study. Please let me know your preference. I accept payment in US Dollars or Japanese Yen.