Kaoru Nagashima

Kaoru N.

Brighton, MA

Lesson Details



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

Teaching since:
July 1996

Hello, my name is Kaoru N.
I'm originally from Tokyo Japan and just graduated from Berklee college of music in 2013 as dual major of "Classic Composition" and "Contemporary Writing & Production" major.
Back in my home, I taught Karate to kids since 1996 to 2001.
I have tutored Japanese language and guitar, sometime even Karate to whoever interested in those things. I hope you are the next one who I can teach.
I have very good materials for learning Japanese and guitar that I use in my coaching all the time.
Let's start from figuring out what's your goal so I can help you out to achieve the goal.


"Composition", "Contemporary Writing & Production" (Dual Major)
Aug 2010 - Dec 2013
Berklee College of Music
General, Music
Jan 2006 - May 2010
Cuyahoga Community College


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelor of Music
Dec 2013
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

I recently published an EP called "Chamber Music For Guitar" and the piece is one of them.
This is one of example how I correct HW.
I correct, give some comments.
ANd talk about it in next lesson.

chart and handout for Japanese lesson
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22 Reviews

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Rodney Feb 24, 2018
Japanese · Online

Kaoru was a very thorough and patient instructor, helping me pronounce and write hirgana which I thought would be extremely challenging. Kaoru is a great instructor, highly recommended!

Naomi Nov 27, 2017
Guitar · In home

Great experience!

Phillip S. Mar 14, 2017
Japanese · Online

A very encouraging and knowledgable teacher. I would definitely recommend!

Phillip S. Feb 26, 2017
Japanese · Online

Melody M. Jan 8, 2017
Guitar · In home

He Is a kind, and experienced instructor. Feel lucky I selected him😊

Melody M. Jan 8, 2017
Guitar · In home

He Is a kind, experienced instructor. Feel lucky I selected him😊

naibo Jan 8, 2017
Japanese · Online

Vamsi Jan 8, 2017
Japanese · Online

I would recommend Kaoru to anyone who is interested in learning Japanese as a beginner. His professional approach makes you involve in the learning process.

andrew Dec 8, 2016
Japanese · Online

Great instructor. Was always on time. Makes it very easy to understand the material being covered. Speaks perfectly clear English and is very attentive and polite.

Yao Nov 12, 2016
Japanese · Online

Paige K. Sep 23, 2016
Guitar · In home

Our daughter loves her lessons with Kaoru! She usually is excited to show us what she learned. Exactly what our daughter needs right now to build her confidence in herself. Thank you, Kaoru!

Ali C. Aug 14, 2016
Guitar · In home

Kaoru is an excellent teacher and very fun to work with!

Pete S. Jul 4, 2016
Guitar · In home

Kaoru was great!

Konstantin Apr 23, 2016
Guitar · In home

Kaoru is very attentive and thorough instructor. He matches my pace of learning and moves me forward in my skills. I feel motivated when I get home to practice and do the homework. Definitely would recommend him as a teacher!

Raphael C. Mar 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My son enjoys his guitar lessons with Kaoru.
Kaoru makes it easy and exciting to learn. Looking forward to more lessons!

Charlie R. Feb 28, 2016
Japanese · Online

My son looks forward to his lesson with Kaoru every week.

David L. Feb 6, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio

Just had my first lesson and Kaoru was very knowledgable, patient and had the chops to back it up.
Can't wait for my next lesson, thanks!

Ben H. Feb 1, 2016
Japanese · Online

Ben really enjoyed meeting and working with Kaoru. He is eager to share what he learned and to finish his work sheets. Thank you Kaoru!

Kyle N. Jan 8, 2016
Japanese · Online

First lesson was very nice! He was very precise and made sure I knew what I was doing. Very good teacher! Anyone looking to get into learning Japanese, I highly recommend Kaoru!

Nathalia Dec 18, 2015
Japanese · Online

Kaoru has been a great Japanese teacher. I am taking the classes online with a friend of mine and the best part is that we were able to work it out with Kaoru and we have been able to take it together. He is a very funny person and he tries his best at explaining and making the class enjoyable. After taking a couple of classes with him I have been able to start reading and have a better understanding of language. I would recommend anybody who is planning to take Japanese lessons to take it with Kaoru.

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Liz Dec 6, 2015
Japanese · Online

I have been taking Japanese lessons with Kaoru for three months now and I feel like I have already learned so much. Now when I listen to Japanese shows or music I am able to pick up a couple of phrases here and there that in the past I would not have been able to know unless I had subtitles. It shows me that I really am learning something from taking these classes with Kaoru.

The best part of having Kaoru as a teacher is that he is a native Japanese speaker and his english is just as good as his japanese. Also, I like the fact that he is flexible for the most part when it comes to choosing class hours or rescheduling. I also like that he is open to listening to ideas you have in order to make your lessons and learning more productive and more effective.

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Steven J. Dec 17, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Kaoru is the best teacher I've had so far! He is very knowledgeable and full of experience. I am still a beginner and he is very patient with me.
You won't regret taking lessons with him.

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