Teaching

  • Private Teaching for All Levels/Ages

 
Satoko's private studio in Houston included students from 4 to 65 years old.

Satoko's private studio in Houston included students from 4 to 65 years old.

 
Satoko had a formal training from the Yamaha Music Education System, and taught group music classes for 4-5 years old, and 6-8 years old.

Satoko had a formal training from the Yamaha Music Education System, and taught group music classes for 4-5 years old, and 6-8 years old.

"Studio Get-Together"

This is a casual/social music appreciation event, combined with performance practice opportunities for piano students who are taking private lessons. It is full of fun & inspiring activities that give students the opportunity for following - 

  • Performance practice - in a casual setting, students experience the thrill and joy of sharing music

  • Meeting others through piano - students understand that music is fundamentally social and communicative

  • Tips and guidance in learning how to listen - activities in the get-together guide the students to pay attention to different elements of the music.

  • Demonstration of storytelling in music - there will be performances and interactive demonstrations of different kinds of music by professional musicians. This helps students make associations between sounds and images/stories

  • Introduction to other instruments and ensemble playing

Watch this video about the studio get-together we had in spring 2015.

"The get-together was really a wonderful music experience. Thanks for putting together such a great event. Zoe is a fan of oboe now :)"

"My daughter and I really enjoyed all the music this evening."

"Haley enjoyed the recital today. Thank you for including her. All of the children (and adults!) did a wonderful job."

                                                 --- emails from parents of students

 

Community Engagement

Based on the similar concept as with studio get-together, Satoko offers interactive & creative programs and presentations in schools and other communities. 

Depending on the audiences, the settings of the presentation will be adjusted and/or could be more performance focused.

Past outreach performances and presentations took place at various grade schools, juvenile detention centers, hospitals, retirement homes, and home parties.

If you and your community are interested in discussing potential collaboration, please contact me via the contact page.