Private Violin Lessons (Summer)

Students build and develop correct posture, bowing and fingering techniques.

What will I learn in this class?
Experienced students focus on advanced articulation through mentoring and practice. All levels of musical experience are welcome.

What are the benefits of class?
One-on-one musical sessions are customized to each student’s needs and personality. Learning the violin also helps students develop a deeper appreciation for music.

Who will teach this class?
Motoko Tokoro is a concert violinist with experience performing in Japan and the US as a solo, chamber and studio musician. She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music and the University of Southern California, where she earned her master’s in music. She has taught students of all abilities and ages and can advise students who wish to purchase a violin.

Hana Hatakenaka is a professional violinist and violist. Born in Australia, Hatakenaka graduated from the Tokyo College of Music and earned her master’s degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has performed with the Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra and the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra.


  • Motoko Tokoro
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 15, Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 13, Jul 20, Aug 3, Aug 24, Aug 31
    Day: Sat
    Time: 9–11:30am (last slot ends at 12pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400 per 30 min lesson


  • Hana Hatakenaka
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 13, Jun 20, Jun 27, Jul 4, Jul 11, Jul 18, Jul 25, Aug 1, Aug 8, Aug 15, Aug 22, Aug 29
    Day: Thu
    Time: 3:30–6:30pm (last slot ends at 7pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400 per 30 min lesson


Cancellation Policy

  • For summer lesson bookings, cancellations received less than 24 hours before the scheduled lesson time will be charged the full lesson fee.
  • Cancellations due to illness require a doctor's note to receive a class fee refund.

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