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Instruments Taught

Asuka offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £30.00

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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 and as a soloist, I hold the passion for teaching since I was born in violin teacher family.

My grandfather was the teacher who built his own method in Japan early 20th (not the Suzuki method but their method book have several correspondences in their approach), and I learnt through my father with the method.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been giving private lessons both in Tokyo (2004-2008) and here in Leeds since 2015.
I have experiences for both children and amateurs.
Also small chamber music groups with several other instruments.
I teach introduction for period instrument (baroque violin) too.

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 ‘solfège’.

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 true-joy of music-making along with good basic techniques!

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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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