Piano (Fall)

Students establish a strong rhythmic foundation and solid reading skills while developing their musicality and ability to express themselves through music.

What will I learn in this class?
Beginners learn the fundamentals of the piano through listening, singing and playing. Advanced students build on their foundations by playing pieces from different periods and discussing those compositions. Music is adjusted according to students’ age, experience and needs. Those interested in taking exams or performing in competitions will also learn about mental preparation.

What are the benefits of this class?
Students will improve coordination, concentration and discipline through regular practice of different rhythms, melodies and harmonies. Individual students can set and re-adjust their own goals in these one-on-one classes.

Who will teach this class?
Emy Todoroki-Schwartz is a soloist and chamber pianist. She was an adjunct faculty member at New York University and worked with students of various abilities and ages.

Mana Totsuka is a concert pianist with experience performing in Japan, China, Italy and the US. She trained at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has taken master classes from pianists such as Enrico Elisi, Christina Dahl and Yong Hi Moon.

Mari Terada is an award-winning concert pianist with experience training and performing throughout Europe. She graduated from Essen National Music College in Germany and the École Normale de Musique de Paris in France. She has taught a range of abilities, from preschool to professional.

Rieko Okita is a concert pianist and the director of Okita Piano School. She graduated from Musashino Music College and is a current member of the Pace Method Research Society. She has taught at Yamaha and various international schools in Tokyo, with students advancing to universities focused on music.

Emy Todoroki-Schwartz
4yrs + | Sep 2–Dec 9 | Mon | 3:30–6:30pm | 14 classes | ¥5,000/30 min lesson

Mana Totsuka
4yrs + | Sep 6–Dec 13 | Fri | 3–6:30pm | 13 classes | ¥5,000/30 min lesson
4yrs + | Sep 8–Dec 8 | Sun | 10am–2:30pm | 11 classes | ¥5,000/30 min lesson
Mana will have walk-in lessons on Mar 29.

Mari Terada
4yrs + | Sep 7–Dec 14 | Sat | 9am–1pm | 12 classes | ¥5,000/30 min lesson
*Mari Terada will have make-up lessons on Oct 10 & Oct 31 (Thurs) from 4-7:30pm for her no class dates.
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Rieko Okita
4yrs + | Sep 3–Dec 10 | Tue | 2pm–7pm | 14 classes | ¥¥5,000/30 min lesson         

No Classes

  • Emy Schwartz: Oct 14
  • Mana Totsuka: Oct 13 (Sun), 25 (Fri), 27 (Sun), Nov 29 (Fri) and Dec 1 (Sun)
  • Mari Terada: Sept 28, Oct 5, Nov 2
  • Rieko Okita: Oct 15
  • Prices exclude consumption tax.
  • Classes until the end of September 2019 will be subjected to 8% consumption tax.
  • Classes from October 2019 onward will be subjected to 10% consumption tax.
  • MR1: Music Room 1 (2F)

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