Music Education

  • 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, to experience the thrill and joy of sharing music

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

  • Tips and guidance in learning how to listen - activities will teach the students to pay attention to the many different sound qualities/timbres.

  • 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

 

"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."

                                                 --- from emails from parents of students

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

 

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.