Akiko Graves

Akiko G.

Las Vegas, NV
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Akiko delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
2002

Hello! I have been playing the piano ever since I was 6 year's old, and have been teaching piano over 15 years. I began teaching piano when I was working on my Bachelor's Degree in Music and also taught vocal music at a local elementary school. After receiving a B.A. and a teaching license, I have taught vocal music at elementary schools and choir at both middle and high schools. Because of this extensive teaching experience at schools, I am good with young children and teens.

Even as a pianist, I strongly believe that ear training and solfege singing play a big role in learning to play piano. In addition to teaching playing technique and artistry, my lessons include music theory, ear training, sight-reading and solfege singing. I specialize in classical music.

I homeschool my daughter, so I am available during the day to especially teach homeschool children and their families. I am fun, organized, very patient, and I am an excellent teacher. I can't wait to hear from you!

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Experience

Choir Teacher
Oct 2006 - Oct 2014
Clark County School District

Taught general music and choir from elementary schools to middle schools.

Education

M.A. Education
Aug 2007 - Aug 2010
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
B.A. Music Education/Piano
Aug 1999 - Dec 2003
California State University, Fresno

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Orff Level I
Aug 2011
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Orff is a method to teach music.

Kodaly Level I
Aug 2002
California State University, Fresno

I took a three-week intensive Kodaly Certification Level I course at Fresno State. Kodaly is a method to teach music.

Awards

The Superior Rating
May 2017
MusicInTheParks

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Jan 2017

The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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After a recital at college.

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Singing in a college choir.
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2 Reviews

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Tami Jan 31, 2018
Piano · In studio

After only a couple months with Ms Graves, my two teen-aged daughters are successfully playing the piano by actually reading the music! Ms. Graves guides the music choices based on the studen’s interest and the relatively quick success motivates the girls to practice on their own. We couldn’t be happier with our choice in piano instructors. Ms. Graves is encouraging and patient.

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Ron Jan 13, 2018
Classical Piano · In home

Grandson has been taking lessons for about two years. Highly recommend Akiko. She knows how to keep my grandson focused.

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