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Keiko T.
New York, New York
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Even though most of my students are children between the age of 6 and 18, I love teaching adults because we can build up meaningful relationships and have intriguing conversations through music! I am fully equipped to teach from absolute beginners to semi-professionals who had chosen a non-music career path. Let's work together to achieve your goal, and make beautiful music.
About Keiko T.

I served as a violinist of the Attacca Quartet, a NY-based string quartet that performs all over the world from 2005 to 2019. In addition to concertizing, I teach students of all levels wherever I go; I have given lessons, masterclasses and lectures in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ireland, Australia, Japan, UAE... good thing we all speak the universal language of humanity: music. I grew up in Yokohama, Japan, but I decided that I was ready to explore the world when I was finishing up the 10th grade. I moved to New York to pursue a musical life and career. I have Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance, as well as Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies from The Juilliard School. I have been teaching students of all ages since 2005. Many of them were young children who simply enjoy playing the violin, but I have had several students win domestic and international competitions. I am also very fond of working with adults with or without experience- I usually end up being great friends with them. I often encourage my students to work on a solo repertoire of an appropriate level, as well as an ensemble piece that would help them develop their musicianship. I am very friendly and casual, but if you ask me to, I can be very tough (I was raised by a tiger mom.) If you are a beginner and need help with reading music in general, don't worry- I teach a course called "Ear Training" at Juilliard, so that can be a part of our lessons as well. I look forward to meeting you and making music together!

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I have had the pleasure of learning from Keiko for the last several months--she is a wonderful teacher and provides helpful tips on improving my technique and skill level. While I've always been interested in picking up the violin, working with her has sparked an even greater interest and drive to do better. I am certain anyone will benefit from and enjoy taking classes with Keiko!

Posted Jun 18, 2021
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We have been very lucky to have found a teacher as talented as Keiko for my son. Keiko is passionate about teaching, pays attention to details, and loves to help students with problem-solving. we are thrilled to have found Keiko and would highly recommend her to anyone.

Posted Feb 26, 2021
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I’ve always wanted to learn how to play the violin but did not have the opportunity to learn when I was young. I started to teach myself how to play the violin about four years ago. At 26, I realized that I wanted to take private violin lessons in hopes how to play properly and improve my skills. Keiko is an absolutely wonderful instructor! She is very patient, friendly and flexible. We have been taking virtual lessons together for about a month now and I already notice a significant improvement when I play. I look forward to continuing to learn from her!

Posted Feb 16, 2021
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Experience
Violin & Viola Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present
Fordham University
Faculty
Sep 2008 - Present
The Juilliard School Pre-College Division
I teach a course that enhances basic performance skills and knowledge for classically-trained musicians.
Education
Artist Diploma
Sep 2011 - May 2013
The Juilliard School
Master of Music
Sep 2007 - May 2008
The Juilliard School
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - May 2007
The Juilliard School
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Japanese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Awards
Grammy Award
Jan 2020
Recording Academy
First Prize
May 2011
Osaka International Chamber Music Competition
Affiliations
American Federation of Musicians
Dec 2018
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.
Chamber Music America
Jan 2007
Chamber Music America (CMA) is an American non-profit organization that provides small ensemble professionals with access to a variety of professional development, networking, and funding resources. CMA's regular initiatives include grants, awards, and commissioning programs for ensembles and presenters, a national conference held annually in New York City, and the publication of Chamber Music magazine.

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