Piano (Summer)

Beginners learn the fundamentals of the piano through listening, singing and playing.

What will I learn in this class?
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
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 10, Jun 17, Jun 24, Jul 1, Jul 8, Jul 15, Jul 22, Jul 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19, Aug 26
    Day: Mon
    Time: 3:30–6:30pm (last slot ends at 7pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400/30 min lesson


  • Mana Totsuka
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 21, Jun 28, Jul 5, Jul 12, Jul 19, Aug 2, Aug 9, Aug 16, Aug 23, Aug 30
    Day: Fri
    Time: 3–7pm (last slot ends at 7pm)

    Dates: Jun 16, Jun 23, Jun 30, Jul 7, Jul 14, Jul 21, Aug 4, Aug 11, Aug 18, Aug 25, Sep 1
    Day: Sun
    Time: 10am–3 (last slot ends at 3pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400/30 min lesson


  • Mari Terada
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 15, Jun 22, Jun 29, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17
    Day: Sat
    Time: 9am–1pm (last slot ends at 1:30pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400/30 min lesson


  • Rieko Okita
    Age: 4+yrs
    Dates: Jun 11, Jun 18, Jul 2, Jul 9, Jul 23, Aug 20, Aug 27
    Day: Tue
    Time: 3:30–6pm (last slot ends at 6:30pm)
    Fee: ¥5,400/30 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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