Over twenty years of experience in teaching classical and jazz piano technique and music theory to students of variety of levels. I have taught vast variety of students from elementary school to adults, beginner to intermediate. Offer tailored lessons according to the students’ level, progress and character. Popular among students and parents for reliable, kind and pleasant character. Summa Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music. Internationally acclaimed Jazz/classical pianist, composer and music director. Instructor of Composition and Preparation for Competition at Yamaha Music School JACCC and Torrance in 1991. Five studentｓ received awards including the Grand Prix. Assistant Conductor of Symphony 47 orchestra and Palisades Symphony, both Los Angeles Based community orchestra. Music Director/ Conductor of Japan America Chamber Ensemble. *** Lesson Details *** I offer instruction of classical/jazz piano skills and music theory. I help student’s school performance and/or music analysis project as well, and open to music which student brings. (theme song from TV program or movie, pops, etc.) I offer online lessons, and travel (means I visit student's home for lessons, don't offer lessons at my home) and I expect student to have a acoustic piano or better quality electric keyboard at home. *** Specialties *** Classical and Jazz piano, music theory, conducting, arranging and composition
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 1991
PDM - Jazz Composition
Teaches ages 5+
Speaks Japanese, English
Has background check
I’ve had Ark teach piano to my 2 young boys for a few years now. It started off as in-person and then we moved to virtual since the pandemic. Ark has been an amazing teacher. My kids are able to keep their attention throughout their lessons and they enjoy their classes with Ark. I also treasure Ark’s Xmas gift each year. Throughout the year, he records the kids piano pieces once they’ve learnt it, and puts the whole year’s collection into a CD. He is an amazing teacher and we love him!
Ark was professional and his love for music showed in the way he was instructing my son. Looking forward to many more lessons. thank you!
Ark is an awesome teacher for my 8 and 6 year olds. He is patient, thorough, consistent, and manages to keep their attention! I have noticed my kids are more interested in music, and have been progressive more quickly with Ark. Great teacher!