Ko Tanaka
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Ko Tanaka

Ko T.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced Japanese video-game company as a music producer, produced and composed more than 10 titles of $20,000,000 scale games. Now moved to U.S. and re-studied at Berklee College of Music, starting another career as a Broadway composer/Orchestrator. Having a great number of students and enjoying to teach what I learned in my experiences!

About Ko T.

Ko Tanaka is a Japanese composer/conductor/Musical Theater Writer who was born in Saga, Japan. He has been writing and producing his music for more than 10 titles of theater works in Japan.

After a couple of years of composing for Japanese game company, he decided to become a musical theater composer/writer, he released and performed his first original musical “The Monster” in Nagoya, Japan. After he moved to the U.S. he studied Broadway-style composing and lyric writing with Michael Wartofsky, Bill Elliott (Tony Award Winner), conducting with Peter Cokkinias, Eric Stern (Grammy Award Winner).

In 2019, he has been appointed as one of the conductors of Berklee Musical Theater Orchestra and performed his original musical tune “The Monster” at Berklee Performance Center(1,215 seat theater). After his performance, he received contact from one of the faculty member Julius P. Williams (President of the Conductors Guild, Residence Composer of Boston Symphony Orchestra) to be taught his private lesson.

He recently has been appointed composer for Off-Broadway Musical “Poupelle of Chimney Town” a new musical based on the bestselling Japanese picture book. The musical will open Off-Broadway in 2021 and the animated feature film "Poupelle of Chimney Town" will be released in December 2020.

He is a first-class member of the Dramatists Guild of America since 2019.


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2 Reviews
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Great musicians can't always be great teachers, but he does both. What impressed me most is that I learned how much articulation and dynamics in music are important in bringing songs to life. Although the music genre I enjoy is different from his, it was one of the best opportunities to learn things from a different perspective. He is very friendly, easy to talk to, and always paying attention to what is going on!

Posted Nov 12, 2020
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Tanaka Ko is a fabulous teacher. He has such a profound understanding of music, and he knows the best way to share his knowledge. Also, he, as not only a great teacher, but also a great musician, will lead you to be successful in the music field. If you want to be a competent musician, definitely take his class!

Posted Nov 10, 2020

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Composer / Producer
Apr 2014 - Feb 2017

Toyomaru Industry Inc

Japanese video-game company that makes $20,000,000 scale titles!


Bachelor of Music, Contemporary Writing and Production
Feb 2018 - May 2020

Berklee College of Music

Bachelor of Music, Music Creator and Composer
Apr 2010 - Mar 2014

HAL Nagoya College of Technology and Design



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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