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Redlands, CA

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Konnichiwa!!!! My name is Mari Mizutani and I am a native Japanese speaker fluent in both English and Japanese. I grew up in the States but speak Japanese regularly with my parents and Japanese friends.
Are you going to japan and want to learn some key phrases? I can help!
Do you need someone to practice Japanese with? I can help!!
My lessons are in 30 minute increments.
Let’s start learning!!

About Mari
Welcome to my music studio!

This will be a fun, incredible way to start or continue your music instruction. I have been a private violin and piano instructor since 1991. I took a break in 2005 while my kids were little. Now that they have grown up a bit, I am so excited to come back to this!

My teaching methods involve reading notes. I do not teach the Suzuki method. If that is what you are looking for, I can refer you to some wonderful local teachers. I will have 2 recitals a year and some workshops and clinics in between.

Thank you and I am looking forward to taking this musical journey with you!

Recitals and Performances: I will schedule 2 recitals a year and I highly encourage students to attend and participate in both.

Practice: A student's progress is 100% based on the practicing that takes place at home. I recom
mend having a scheduled time everyday that is dedicated to uninterrupted practice time. For 30 minute lessons, I recommend a 30 minute practice.

Books and Materials: On the first day, I will have books that you can buy from me. Please bring books to every lesson.
PIANO STUDENTS: It is crucial that you have a working piano at home. While I understand it's a huge commitment to buy/rent a piano, playing on a keyboard is not the same. The exception is if you have a full size keyboard (88 keys), with touch sensitivity.
VIOLIN/VIOLA STUDENTS: PLEASE consult me before you buy/rent a violin. There are several places that you can buy a violin 'package' for $99. For not much more, you can have a violin that is higher quality and will sound better. Remember, you only sound as good as your instrument! I know several reputable places that rent instruments that are of high quality.

Summer Schedule: I will try and be as accommodating as possible for the summer. If you know already which days you will be gone, let me know and we can work it into the calendar.

My approach to teaching lessons has always been with a gentle, calm demeanor. However, that said, I do want my students to excel and feel challenged. If at any time, you have concerns, please don't hesitate to talk to me about them. I want this to be a fun experience and the only way to ensure that is to make sure that the port of communication is always open. Thank you and let's get started!
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Anne April 4, 2019
· Piano · In studio
I absolutely loved learning from Mari for my piano lessons! As an adult learner, I felt like my brain doesn't work as fast as it used to, so learning a new instrument was difficult, but Mari completely caters each lesson to my learning speed and maximized my abilities. She takes into accounts the areas and types of music I wanted to learn and helped me to achieve being able to play that type of music. I also loved and appreciated that she works around my busy work schedule and accommodating lessons when plans change throughout the week. I would highly recommend Mari as a music teacher to anyone interested in learning a new instrument at all ages!
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Paul S. August 29, 2014
· Violin · In studio
Great violin teacher!!! My daughter can now do vibrato and play at a much higher level.
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About Taro T.

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Washington, DC

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I'm a native Japanese speaker here to help you learn Japanese. My aim is to help you gain not only the Japanese skills but also the cultural awareness to help you navigate in situations in which you need to use Japanese. I approach my lessons with customization that is only possible in private teaching. I teach students of all ages who are able to take at least 6 months of my lessons. I look forward to making contribution to your learning.

About Taro
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My name is Taro, and I am from Kobe. I have been teaching Japanese since 2015 to students of all ages.

Learning a new language could be difficult. The initial reason I came to the US was to learn English. I eventually finished Tulane University and American University for my BA and MA, but I struggled with English in the beginning.

I had got comfortable with my English after some time, and since I have been interested in learning languages, I also learned Spanish. Through the process, I have learned effective ways to learn a new language, which I will be sharing with you.

One of the most important things while learning a new language is to develop a solid foundation of the basics. Once you have developed the basics, the rest will come with less effort. So I like giving structures to my students using different core ma
terials so they can get the basics right.

In addition, I use Google Sheet in which you can see all the lessons and homework in one document. This simplifies the learning process which enables you to keep track of the materials you are covering.

Students have different reasons for studying Japanese, so I give customization based on the need of each student outside the core materials.

I am glad that you are interested in learning Japanese. Japan has a beautiful culture, and I look forward to helping you get to the level you desire so you can have a renewed appreciation for what Japan offers.

Taro
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David H. November 28, 2018
· Japanese · Online
First lesson far exceeded expectations. Can`t wait for lesson 2.
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Yu L. October 13, 2018
· Japanese · Online
I have been taking Japanese lessons with Taro Sensei for about 5 months. He is a very patient and organized instructor. He designs the teaching material based on my specific level and goals. I enjoy the fun conversation with him during every lesson. My Japanese skill has improved gradually as time goes by. Thank you Taro Sensei.
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Reagan August 8, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.
ありがとうございます田口先生!
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About Kyoko M.

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Bradenton, FL

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I grew up as a bilingual living in various countries. My both language skills were always one of the highest rank in the nation. I have some Japanese language certificate. I can teach through penpal as well as business purpose such as translating documents, products information etc

About Kyoko
I am a professional artist directed and published some books, had some workshops and exhibitions. I graduated from San Francisco State University emphasis in Conceptual Information Arts.

Currently, I teach at a local preschoolers. While I teach art skills, I can encourage children's development as well as their artistic opportunities. i teach all ages,

From my lessons, I will provide many high end techniques to publish or exhibit students' work at the end.
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Kyoko M.

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About Sanika P.

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Charlotte, NC
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I am not a strict teacher. I always try to make my lesson enjoyable with reading, writing, listening and speaking. I try different ways such as use of flash cards, teaching simple kids songs etc. to make you remember new words. A class with more than 1 person can really enjoy the conversation part. Group discount will be available. I always offer 1 free trial lesson. I look forward to helping you!

About Sanika
Hi, my name is Sanika. I have been a language professional for past 10 years. Though I have worked more on computers translating documents, I enjoy teaching Japanese. I grew up in India and learnt Japanese in India for 5 years. I hold a bachelor's degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, India. I hold JLPT level 2 degree (Japanese Language Proficiency Test - 2nd highest level).
I always try to make my lesson enjoyable with reading, writing, listening and speaking. I try different ways such as use of flash cards, teaching simple kids songs etc. to make you remember new words. A class with more than 1 person can really enjoy the conversation part. I look forward to helping you!
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About Clare K.

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Granby, MA

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I am a private tutor of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to middle-age. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I have a lot of experience teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, and I've lived there off and on since then. My students receive the benefit of my life experiences there, including preparation for the realities of daily life in Japan--from how to use the public transit, to what to do during a natural disaster.

Along with my on-the-ground experience working in Japan as a translator/interpreter in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese ...

About Clare
After two years working as a translator/interpreter for a local government office in Kochi, Japan, I moved back to the US last year. Since then, I have been a private teacher of Japanese for all ages, currently from age 7 to mid-40s. I love to be a witness when my students suddenly "get" something new we've been working on for a while. Japanese is a fascinating, beautiful, and complicated language, and it's exciting to be a partner in my students' achievements and success!

I am highly experienced in teaching middle school and high school age students--including my own kids, whom I homeschool. My first visit to Japan was a semester study abroad in my senior year of high school, so I can give ample advice to students who are preparing to go to Japan. Along with my on-the-ground experience living and working in Japan in a fast-paced and hig
h-stakes environment, I hold an M.A. in Japanese and N1 (highest level) certification on the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Native Japanese speakers have complimented me on my native-like pronunciation and syntax.

Contact me any time for more information or to set up your first lessons!
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Diana M. June 13, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Really helpful to gauge skill level at the first lesson and provide guidance from there. Very accommodating and patient! Excited to learn more from her.
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Raul R. April 9, 2019
· Japanese · Online
Overall awesome experience I did not feel over whelmed at all. Overall very polite and noticeable amazing teaching experience.
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Desmond B. April 9, 2019
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About Emi S.

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We can focus on all four skills; speaking, listening, reading, and writing, but if a student would like to focus on only speaking, we can certainly do that as well. We also talk about cultural aspects of Japan and cover the vocabularies related to the cultural aspects.

About Emi
Hello, my name is Emi. I was born in Nagano prefecture and raised in Saitama prefecture. After graduating from college in Tokyo, I moved to the U.S. and have been teaching Japanese at public middle schools as well as colleges for almost 30 years. My hobbies are practicing musical instruments and traveling. Especially, I love drumming with Japanese Taiko drum and Brazilian Samba drum. Additionally, I have been organizing summer trips and taking people who are interested in Japanese culture to Tokyo and other cities during summer for the last 10 years.

I have done the background check through AISD public school system, as well as updating through Sently Link in June 2019.
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Russell March 21, 2019
· Japanese · In studio
Sensei seems to really enjoy teaching. As both a native speaker and a longtime resident of the US, she is able to bridge the cultures in a way that many instructors would not be able to. I have been studying with her for over six months - both in a private and college setting - and I feel that I would be hard pressed to find a better teacher. In a college setting, she is very strict and covers a lot of material in a short period of time, and those who take her courses must be prepared to expend significant time and energy for success, but those who can keep up are well equipped to continue their studies with pretty much any other teacher or course.
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Chris February 3, 2019
· Japanese · In studio
Sensei Emi was patient, kind, and very thorough with her teaching. I started from knowing absolutely nothing about Japanese language or culture and now, having completed just 5 hours of lessons with her, I feel I have a solid foundation to build upon. Within our 5 hours we covered numbers, greetings, and almost all of the 46 basic hiragana. She was born and raised in Japan so it was lovely hearing about the culture and society from stories she lived through first hand. As I continue my education in Japanese I hope to return to her and continue to learn more. I highly recommend her as a teacher to anyone learning Japanese at any level.
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Anderson January 16, 2019
· Japanese · In home
Emi is the second private tutor that my company has had and she by far has been the best, hands-down. She is professional and experienced but she is also flexible with scheduling which is a necessity for business professionals who travel quite a bit for work.
The homework is not strenuous but is focused and important for success in her lessons. She also teaches at a nice pace but also is willing to work with you if you feel that you are falling behind. You can absolutely tell that Emi cares about her students and their progression with the language no matter their age and experience.
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About Taylor M.

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Charlotte, NC
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I'm a student at UNCC studying Japanese language and culture. I have been studying Japanese for 5 years and I am currently working on my Japanese translation certificate. Japanese is a very difficult language to learn( particularly for native English speakers.) Japanese is something I am very passionate about and I love helping others share that passion with me. I think a Japanese tutor is important for anyone picking up the language, as there are some aspects of it that are hard for English speakers to digest. I think having a Native English speaker teach tremendously helps individuals grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals and ultimately leads to having a more solid foundation to learn upon. My goals are not only to help students learn Japanese, but to also recognize basic linguistic pattern thats will help them understand the relationship between Japanese and English.

About Taylor
I've been learning Japanese for 5 years! It's been a passion of mine ever since I started learning it in high school. From the very first lesson I fell in love with not only the language, but the culture as well. I believe understanding Japanese culture is just as important as grammar when it comes to learning Japanese. Context goes a long way when it comes to understanding the language. Because of this, I've tried to expose myself as much as possible to Japanese culture. I should warn potential language learners, Japanese is a difficult language. That being said, I it is very satisfying and rewarding to learn and utilize. I think anyone is capable of learning Japanese as long as it is something they are passionate about.
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Taylor M.

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