I base my classes on both educational and fun approach for students of all ages tailoring the materials and lessons towards their individual needs and goals. The age range of students that I've taught is 3 - 70-year old.
I am a Berklee College of Music alumni with Cum Laude professional diploma.
The first and only Japanese composer who received multiple awards at John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
I have taught over 90 students at music schools and private teaching.
Cancellation policy is 24 hours notice in advance before the lesson.
Standard rates (web rates):
1 h - £40 (£36)
45 min - £35 (£30)
30 min - £30 (£25)
Discounted rates for the 2nd+ family members (web discount rate):
1 h - £30 (£27)
45 min - £25 (£23)
30 min - £20 (£18)
Passionate Piano/Voice teacher and songwriter who focuses on developing individual students.
7 years of music study in Japan and in the US. Working 12 years as a professional in Music Teaching, Performance area.
Songwriter and the leader of project band SkyBridge, which has a slogan of "We look different, we ALL smile the same".
09/2016 to 11/2018
Piano and voice teacher
Needham Music & Dance Needham, MA
Taught weekly more than 20 students. Gave individualized instruction. Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving through the music lesson.
01/2016 to 09/2016
Piano and Voice instructor
Ekletico School of Music Peabody, MA
Continually encouraged children to be understanding and patient with materials and with others. Gave individualized instruction. Encouraged curiosity, exploration and problem-solving through the music lesson.
06/2017 to 06/2017
Music Director, Facilitator
African Youth Leadership Experience Kampala, Uganda
Created and modified job descriptions within all departments.
Organized activities that developed a student's physical, emotional and social growth.
Redirected students to encourage safe, positive behaviors.
09/2016 to 09/2016
Sauti Academy Nairobi, Kenya
Used crowd management techniques to create a safe and exciting environment.
05/2014 to Current
Private piano and voice teacher Boston, MA
Developed and delivered technical training materials.
Openly exchanged ideas and materials with clients.
Used clear communication and professionalism to develop constructive relationships with families.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2014 Bachelor of Arts: Contemporary Writing and Productions
Berklee College of Music Boston, MA, USA
Berklee world tour scholarships Berklee scholarships
Deans list Academic Achievement Award
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Martin Luther King Jr Artistry Award
Artistry award for my music and music video from Berklee School of Music.
Finalist award at John Lennon Songwriting Contest
Award at an international songwriting contest for my original composition, No Rain No Rainbow
Perfect! My daughter really enjoyed her lessons with Utako and made good progress on her piano pieces.
Perfect! Utako is an excellent and very knowledgeable piano teacher. She is very friendly, encouraging and patient and makes the lessons really enjoyable for me. I am a beginner but after only a few lessons we are already discussing preparing for the Grade 1 exams. I would highly recommend Utako for any looking to learn the piano.
Great work so far! We can definitely aim for grade 1 this summer and possibly grade 2 during this year!
Perfect! Utako is extremely friendly and accommodating. She’s a great teacher and very patient.
I would highly recommend her as a tutor!
Great job! His focus is great and sense of melody is wonderful. Rhythm can be improved by playing rhythm game and clapping hands, counting while he plays the piano.
Utako is an exceptional and skilled teacher who takes an individual approach and tailors the lesson towards the needs and goals of the learner in various genres and areas of music. I highly recommend taking her lessons as you will gain a lot of knowledge through a fun, interesting and educational way!
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