Aleksei Takenouchi

Aleksei T.

Beverly Hills, CA

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Aleksei delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 1981

I was born in Japan of Russian-Japanese musician parents, My father, Vladimir Takenouchi studied in Vienna under Emil Sauer, renowned student of Franz Liszt. From my early age, I was coached by Russian concert pianists and professors from Russia. At age 15, I went to Rome, Italy, to study with Professor Renzo Silvestri who was head of the Santa Cecilia and also with the famous pianist Carlo Zecchi. I am a graduate of Royal College of Music, London, De Paul University (M. Mus.) and Doctorate from Northwestern University (1987).

I am laureate of several international competitions including the Viardo Int'l Piano Competition. The competition was judged by international jury that included Dan Thai Son, winner of the Int'l Chopin Competition, Warsaw, Poland. I have given many concerts in USA and internationally. I teach all levels. I always try to develop the best potential in the student, be it for relaxation or competition.

Many prize winning students who have won recital opportunities at Carnegie Hall or have been accepted to Juilliard with full scholarship.

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Doctor of Music
Aug 1981 - Jun 1987
Northwestern University
Aug 1979 - Jun 1981
De Paul University
Bachelor Music
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977
Royal College of Music, London, UK


English, Russian, Japanese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French, Italian
Professional Proficiency


Nov 2007
Vladimir Viardo International Piano Competition
Dec 1980
Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition
Feb 1975
Hastings Music Festival
Nov 1974
Royal College of Music Orchestra Competition


Music Teachers' Association of California
Sep 1993

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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