Learn to speak and read Japanese, have fun, and get considerably better results than you would in a class.
Or use this as a supplement to an existing class and completely surpass it's standards.
Explore the methods that make it possible to be conversational within a year.
*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students on voice/singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano, and ukulele. I highly recommend my studio partners Melissa though. Please check out her profile:
I've been playing with classical ensembles and rock bands since 2001. Even though I started on classical trombone and rock guitar, I have come to expand my repertoire to a variety of instruments and genres. During my time in college I performed with the University choir, orchestra, and band. I also have organized, wrote/arranged for, and performed with a variety of bands in my home state of New Mexico, as well as Japan, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since 2006 I have been an active teacher. This profession has taken me everywhere from working with classical guitar cla
sses in New Mexico high schools to Elementary students in Japan to a variety of private students of various musical instruments and genres everywhere I've been. Since relocating to the Bay Area in 2010, I've had the pleasure of working with lots of great students from kids to adults with a wide range of ambitions. Since 2012 I've been running my own full time studio.
Philosophy of Learning
Lessons are generally designed to work towards giving students the tools to accomplish their goals and become increasingly independent over time. While all students will study similar fundamentals regarding technique, theory, and performance, every lesson is as different as every person. What kind of music do you want to make? I'll tell you what you need to do to get there, and help you take the steps to achieve your aspirations. It's really important to know though that everyone makes their own experience. The process of learning music involves you learning as much about your own mind and body as it does any external concepts, so please keep in mind only you can move yourself forward.
I also love to help students put together a song, record, and produce it for them so that they can have a recording to share with their friends and family.
I also hold events for my students. (Check out our pictures and videos below!) Younger students have opportunities to perform for friends and family at my studio every few months. Adult students also occasionally have events where they get a chance to get together and play music as well.
Aside from in-studio lessons, students also have the option to sign up for online lessons via Skype. (*Online lessons offered during different times than in-studio lessons.)
*Unfortunately due to scheduling issues, I'm not currently accepting students for bi-weekly lessons. I can do regular weekly lessons, or occasional drop-in lessons, but bi-weekly appointments make it really hard for me to give the best scheduled times to my existing weekly students. I'm sorry for the inconvenience.
My studio is equipped with:
*A P.A. System
*Vocal and instrument microphones
*Guitars, Basses, Ukulele, Banjos, etc
*Two guitar amps and a bass amp
*Various percussion including a fully equipped acoustic drum set
*A Roland V-Drums electronic drum set
*An electric piano console and Yamaha organ
*A MicroKorg Synthesizer
*A Tuba, Trombone, Cornet, Saxophone, and Flute
*An extensive physical and virtual music library
*A recording system that students are not only welcome to use but encouraged to
*HD Webcam and condenser microphone for high fidelity online lessons via Skype
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
June 28, 2019
Super kind, patient and teaches a lot in each session!
March 25, 2019
Jesse is very friendly and a fun teacher to be around.
Konnichiwa!!!! My name is Mari and I am a native Japanese speaker fluent in both English and Japanese. I grew up in the States but speak Japanese regularly with my parents and Japanese friends. Are you going to japan and want to learn some key phrases? I can help! Do you need someone to practice Japanese with? I can help!! My lessons are in 30 minute increments. Let’s start learning!!
Welcome to my music studio!
This will be a fun, incredible way to start or continue your music instruction. I have been a private violin and piano instructor since 1991. I took a break in 2005 while my kids were little. Now that they have grown up a bit, I am so excited to come back to this!
My teaching methods involve reading notes. I do not teach the Suzuki method. If that is what you are looking for, I can refer you to some wonderful local teachers. I will have 2 recitals a year and some workshops and clinics in between.
Thank you and I am looking forward to taking this musical journey with you!
Recitals and Performances: I will schedule 2 recitals a year and I highly encourage students to attend and participate in both.
Practice: A student's progress is 100% based on the practicing that takes place at home. I recom
mend having a scheduled time everyday that is dedicated to uninterrupted practice time. For 30 minute lessons, I recommend a 30 minute practice.
Books and Materials: On the first day, I will have books that you can buy from me. Please bring books to every lesson. PIANO STUDENTS: It is crucial that you have a working piano at home. While I understand it's a huge commitment to buy/rent a piano, playing on a keyboard is not the same. The exception is if you have a full size keyboard (88 keys), with touch sensitivity. VIOLIN/VIOLA STUDENTS: PLEASE consult me before you buy/rent a violin. There are several places that you can buy a violin 'package' for $99. For not much more, you can have a violin that is higher quality and will sound better. Remember, you only sound as good as your instrument! I know several reputable places that rent instruments that are of high quality.
Summer Schedule: I will try and be as accommodating as possible for the summer. If you know already which days you will be gone, let me know and we can work it into the calendar.
My approach to teaching lessons has always been with a gentle, calm demeanor. However, that said, I do want my students to excel and feel challenged. If at any time, you have concerns, please don't hesitate to talk to me about them. I want this to be a fun experience and the only way to ensure that is to make sure that the port of communication is always open. Thank you and let's get started!
I absolutely loved learning from Mari for my piano lessons! As an adult learner, I felt like my brain doesn't work as fast as it used to, so learning a new instrument was difficult, but Mari completely caters each lesson to my learning speed and maximized my abilities. She takes into accounts the areas and types of music I wanted to learn and helped me to achieve being able to play that type of music. I also loved and appreciated that she works around my busy work schedule and accommodating lessons when plans change throughout the week. I would highly recommend Mari as a music teacher to anyone interested in learning a new instrument at all ages!
August 29, 2014
Great violin teacher!!! My daughter can now do vibrato and play at a much higher level.
I'll create customized classes for you. I'll teach you to SPEAK the language. Lessons are dynamic, fun and give you confidence, incorporating things you like: Japanese Newspaper, Anime, J-POP Music,Movies, current events, and much more.
I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. I have over 25 years of teaching Japanese Language experience at my own school in Davie FL that . I have many students from beginner to advanced level. Especially If you like Anime and Japanese movies I am perfect for you.
One-on-one, small groups, company-wide programs, online, in person.
Native Japanese speaker with Education business background, love to teach kids too! Hi. I'm Yoshifumi , born and raised in Tokyo Japan through university graduate education.
I have Martial Arts and Japanese Language teacher experience in Japan and USA for 29years. Currently I am School Owner live in Florida .
I was learning Japanese when I was a college student. I like to learn and try to new things. I love Japanese culture and food. I love cooking and baking too! Have you ever tried Japanese home food? Japanese foods are not only Sushi. I can teach Japanse Tea ceremony, Origami, and Japanese sweets.
I love traveling and try to new things, and I love Japanese foods. So, I want to know my interesting and wired! my culture. And I want to know your culture.
Nice to meet you, My name is Cheeky. I am currently studying English in America.
Since I was a national literature school at a junior college, I studied the basics of Japanese. When I finish studying English, I'd like to start Chinese.
I also like traveling and have been to Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East.
Because I like to go on a trip alone with a hobby, I have experiences in traveling and Japanese culture I am good at tea ceremony, kendo, stilts and origami.
Also, I know a lot of traditional Japanese cuisine. Thank you.
Do you like Japanese language? Culture? fashion? food? I'm a native Japanese who loves and is passionate many things about Japan. I lived in Japan for first half of my life and have been living in USA another half.
I learned English from beginner level when I came to US and went through hard time learning a foreign language myself, so I can understand what would be the best way for you to learn with your language level.
I've been helping my friends and taught Japanese online. I'm very patient and natural listener, so I will create my lessons customized from your personalities, goals, and language levels.
I'm also open to advise most things about Japan other than language. I'm very flexible, easy to talk to and love to talk to people from all over the world. I would like to help you learn what you are interested about Japan to reach your goals.
Let's have a fun and learn Japanese or about Japan together!
Nice to meet you! I'm a native Japanese who have been in US for over 10 years. I have taught Japanese to my friends and online. I am a very patient and a natural listener, so I will listen to your goal, observe your level of Japanese and customize your lessons to be as efficient as possible within your schedule.
I, myself learned English from the very beginner level and understand how difficult and frustrating it can be to actually master foreign languages. I'm also very passionate many things about Japan and love Japan. Thus, I will do my very best way possible to help you reach your goal of not only learning the language but also culture, food, gaming, fashion and life in Japan. I'm also love to learn other cultures and very open minded and easy to talk to.
If you are interested to learn Japanese or about Japan, please feel free to co
ntact. I'd love to meet you and help learn Japanese to reach your goal or dream.
Sayaka is a wonderful instructor! I cannot recommend her enough! She is so thoughtful and genuinely wants you to learn and improve. She even surprised me at our previous lesson with material that was relevant to my job! I can't wait to take more classes with her!
From being a Japanese student myself to teaching Japanese, the whole transition has been amazing for me. I have varied experience of working as Japanese Interpreter in automobile industry , working as freelancer in field of medical & IT, to teaching Japanese to English Speaking audience, I have done it all. I also have Japanese students who take English lessons from me. Would love to work with you!
Hi. From being a student myself to becoming a teacher, the world of Japanese has always been very rewarding for me. I have experience of working as Japanese Interpreter in manufacturing unit, teaching Japanese to english speaking audiences & vice versa has been my strength. Come let’s explore & learn together.
Learning Japanese is fun and cool! Madeleine has 7 years teaching experience with Japanese. With Madeleine, you can learn in a way that...
-Memorizing things is easy and fun -You can learn cool historical and cultural connections to the language -You can make the transition to watching anime RAW/subtitled! -You can feel confident traveling or doing a homestay in Japan
Madeleine will even suggest travel plans! She has many years of experience leading group trips to Japan and can help make your Japan Trip fun and amazing!
Madeleine lives and breathes music.
When not playing in pit orchestras or conducting musicals, she adores playing videogames and studying physics.
こんにちは、 Looking for a tutor perfectly fluent in both Japanese and English for optimal learning? With four years of tutoring experience and being raised both in the states and Japan, I can get to where you need to be!!
Scored a 5 on Ap Japanese exam
Super friendly from Hawaii and Japan! I love anything sushi and my favorite passtime is to surf! Currently a junior in college, studying abroad in China. Please let me know if you have any questions!
You can enrich your Japanese-learning experience by also learning about Japanese history and culture. Japan is a country that's rich in history and traditions. It was first established as a united state around 300 AD, although people had resided on the cluster of islands since 10,000 BC.
Over time, Japan has adopted numerous holidays and festivals. Some of these traditions were borrowed from other cultures, but Japanese people made these holidays distinctly Japanese.
Here are a few of …