Hikaru Inuzuka

Hikaru I.

Columbia, SC
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing violin since kindergarten, and I have experiences in teaching beginner students at SUNY Albany campus and I absolutely loved it! Music Performance was one of my majors of my undergraduate degrees, and I was fortunate enough to have an opportunity to perform a solo piece, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in my senior year. I am currently enrolled in a Master's program for Intercultural Communication & English language education. Teaching has been one of my long-lasting passions and I am more than happy to work with various levels of violin learners. Hope to hear from you soon!!

About Hikaru I.

はじめまして & thank you for taking a moment to check out my profile! I'm originally from Tokyo Japan, and I moved to NY with my family during high school. I've completed Master's degrees in Language Education & Communication, and Bachelor's Degrees in Music Performance and Political Science. I enjoyed organizing and running language study groups in college, and experienced working as a Japanese TA for several semesters. I LOVE to teach in general, whether it's music or languages, and I personalize most of my teaching materials for individual student. Let me know what YOUR unique short/long-term goals are, along with interest topics, and we'll work it out! Thanks again, and I'm excited to hear from you!

Please give me at least a 24 hour prior notice if there is any need to reschedule. Not requesting a reschedule in advance with a missed attendance will result in normal charges.


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20 Reviews
Samantha G.
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Very kind and friendly. Would love to continue lessons with her! Was also very organized with a great lesson plan.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Macie M.
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Absolutely loves her lessons.

Posted Mar 11, 2020
Anna M.
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Hikaru is very kind and helpful.

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Brandy M.
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You were very thorough, and connected well. I look forward to my next lesson. Ja, mata!

Posted Feb 13, 2020
Heather M.
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Posted Jan 14, 2020
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I’m taking ESL class with Mrs.Hikaru. She’s a great teacher. I’m so grateful to having a teacher like Mrs.Hikaru. And i believe that ESL class will help my English speaking. Thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Posted Jan 12, 2020
Tim Farrell
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First lesson in the book, she’s great! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to study!

Posted Jan 8, 2020
Landon J.
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Posted Jan 6, 2020
Paula C.
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Only had 1 lesson so far but we are very happy.

Posted Aug 23, 2019
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Hikaru is down to earth, conversational and a great teacher. I have already learned so much from her. I can't say enough good things about her. If you make time to study on your own, in conjunction with her lessons you'll be picking up the language in no time at all!

Posted Jul 8, 2019
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My daughter loves her instructor and was very happy with her.

Posted Jun 24, 2019
Nestor B.
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Posted Mar 29, 2018
Dane L.
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Really enjoying our lessons so far! Hikaru is very flexible, which has really worked out well for me. Since I live in Japan our schedules are very different, but we've been able to make it work nonetheless. She always has lesson plans put together and sends you the PDF's before each lesson. If you are curious about things not in the lesson plan, she's always happy to explore that with you as well. Most importantly, she makes you feel comfortable while you are trying to read and speak Japanese. Thank you, Hikaru!

Posted Mar 6, 2018
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Posted Feb 10, 2018
Dane L.
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Loved it! Hikaru is very fun and easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable practicing the language. I'm definitely looking forward to our next session!

Posted Feb 1, 2018
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Very patient and humble.

Posted Jan 12, 2018
Cecily Campbell
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Hikaru is patient, encouraging and had been super flexible in scheduling our sessions.

Posted Mar 3, 2016
Matt D.
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Amazing teacher. She really helped me further my studies in the Japanese language. I can't wait for additional lessons.

Posted Nov 10, 2015
Ronan F.
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Ronan loved his first lesson and really likes his instructor, Hikaru.

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Markis P.
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Hikaru is a great teacher! She's very knowledgeable and engaging. I highly recommend her to anyone interested in learning Japanese!

Posted Sep 4, 2015

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M.A. in ESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) & Intercultural Communication
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015

University at Albany

B.A. in Music Performance & Political Science
Aug 2009 - May 2013

University at Albany



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