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Instruments Taught


Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

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Personal Description:

I was born and grew up in Tokyo.
After having Bachelor and Master degree at the Tokyo National University for Music and Fine Arts, I had further study on Baroque violin in Amsterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands.
As well as active performing in ensemble, orchestra and as a soloist, I keep my passion for teaching because I was born in violin teacher family.

My grandfather, Saburō , was one of the prominent teacher in Japan who built the method in early 20th century which is still used widely. (It is not the Suzuki method but they have several correspondences in their approach).

Tutoring Experience:

I have been giving priva**Contact Detail Removed**ssons both in Tokyo and here in Leeds since 2015.
I have experiences for both children and adults, and especially good at teaching adult starters.
I have profound experiences in coaching orchestras and chamer music with several other instruments (at University of York, Leeds Baroque etc).
I also teach introduction for period instrument (baroque violin) and approach to baroque/classical repertoire for professionals and music students.

Tutoring Approach:

“Sing with your bow, Dance with your fingers!”!

I was born into a family of violin teachers, thus I have good materials and method from them, including;
-careful choice of repertory fitting to the student’s level.
-focusing on good ‘singing’ sound which is gained by good bowing technique.
-giving good direction for basic music theory and rhythmic.

Plus, I apply my knowledge and method from baroque violin playing:
-you can play with natural posture without any tension or pain in your body.
-you will obtain a good rhythmic sense based on baroque dances.
-and, It will give more flexibility on music making which encourages your individual musicality.

Through my lessons, I would like to deliver you a true-joy of music-making along with good basic techniques.

Adult beginners are very welcome!
It’s never too late to start learning something completely New.
I am very patient and flexible so can adjust your work schedule as much as possible.

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Native Language: Japanese
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2014) - MA on Baroque Violin (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts (2012) - MA on Baroque Violin (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts (2008) - BA on Baroque Violin (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
  • Tokyo Metropolitan Highschool for Music and Art (2004) - Violin (School) (✘ Not On File)

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