- Teaches students:
- Ages 2+
- Teaching since:
- January 1994
Born and raised in Japan, Ms. Reiko started learning piano when she was 3 years old. She is a graduate of Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, where she received a B.M. In Classical Piano Performance. She worked as a piano accompanist for the Fuji Choir and as a forte piano player at the Min-On Music Museum in Tokyo.
Ms. Reiko taught at the Yamaha Music School in Chiba, Japan, for 9 years and is a certified Yamaha Education System music teacher. She periodically attends Yamaha education conferences for teachers where she continues to learn new ideas and techniques on teaching piano to beginners and how to make learning music fun.
In 2007, Ms. Reiko moved to New York and studied jazz under Garry Dial, Ray Gallon, Mike Holober, and Helen Sung. She graduated from the City College of New York in 2011 with a B.F.A. In Jazz Piano Performance and earned an M.M. In Music Education from William Paterson University of New Jersey in 2016.
In New York City, Ms. Reiko has performed at Apollo Theatre, Prospect Park Bandshell, Perk's, and many other venues. She also works as a piano accompanist for choir concerts at Midtown West School (P.S.212) and the Churchill School and Center and more. In addition to her private students, Ms. Reiko teaches at Florentine Yamaha Music School. She loves teaching music to children and enjoys learning together with them.
Taught 2-60 years old students both private and group classes at public schools in New York City.
Abra has truly enjoyed starting piano lessons again and Reiko is helping foster a love for music!
Mikael loves every lesson with Reiko and can’t wait for the next week!
Mikael thoroughly enjoyed her first piano lesson ever! Reiko was so patient and kind. Her homework assignments have been a joy for Mikael!
Ms.Reiko taught our eight-year old son Carlos piano for over a year. She was enthusiastic, responsible, and totally focused on his continual improvement.