Ryoko - Prof piano - London


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Playing music is fun! I teach piano with Alexander Technique which releases any tension in your body & mind. I have 13 years of teaching experience and I'm happy to guide you to connect deeply with yourself and to be flourish in music making.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Classical piano performance
Alexander Technique
Piano Technique using Alexander technique
Grade exams
Musicianship and music theory

I am available as an accompanist for grade exams and entry exams (please ask for the details)

*They are also available in Japanese

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Master of Music (MMus) in Piano Performance from Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music from Osaka College of Music
Teaching Certificate (PGCS equivalent) in Music from Osaka College of Music

Alexander Technique
Teaching qualification in Alexander Technique withSTAT

I have an enhanced DBS check certificate.

- How much do you charge?

At My studio Piano lesson/30 min 20 pounds
/45 min 30 pounds
/1 hr 40 pounds
/ 1 hr &half 50 pounds
Alexander Technique lesson 45 min/ 35 pounds ( at my studio)
45 min /40 pounds ( Hop garden St Martin's lane)

- Where do you teach?

Brockley, Leytonstone, Mile end,

Alexander Technique

- When are you available?

Please let me know your convenient day and time and I will try to organise my schedule to fit in!

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach beginners to advanced students of any age.
Adults who are total beginners, or who used to play and stopped but want to play again are most welcome!!

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I don't believe that grade examinations are so important, but they can help students get motivated so I'm happy to help you with them.
I teach both ABRSM and Trinity Grade exams but I prefer ABRSM.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I prefer to give lessons in person but I am available for online tutoring using skype.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Music is open to everyone. Music is for expressing who you are. Everyone has their own soul that is waiting to be released through music.
I hope that I can help you to learn music with a lot of fun!!


  • Piano


  • English


  • All Levels

About Ryoko

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have over 10 years of teaching experience: I have taught students of all levels: from beginners (both children and adults) to advanced students. I have gotten more than 15 students through ABRSM exams and they got distinction/merit.
I also perform as a soloist and accompanist regularly as I believe teachers should keep performing so that they can inspire their students.
I have been studying the Alexander Technique for 8 years both in Japan and UK and I use Alexander Technique in my playing and introduce it to my pupils. Using Alexander Technique allows you to connect your instrument and music more deeply and let yourself express truly. It also helps you learn in a way that is healthy for your body, easy and comfortable.
I am a director of Music as a Whole (Music school teaching based on Alexander Technique for children & Adults) where I teach Alexander Technique and Instrumental lessons combined so that students can benefit from both lessons. (concealed information)

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have an enhanced DBS Certificate and Certificate of teaching music which is the equivalent to a PGCS from the Ministry of education in Japan.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I started learning piano when I was 7 years old. Since I was a child, I loved dancing and singing!
During my undergraduate study, I developed RSI and it was hard time for me. Then I found Alexander Technique is good for musicians especially who is suffering physical problem so I started learning Alexander Technique after graduating. I cured RSI which I was suffering for 6 years but also I developed piano technique and musicality fundamentally. I found I don't have to force or make music to sing- music itself wants to sing- what we need is just releasing it. I came to be able feel music and composers much closer through my musical experience. And I realised that I have a lot of potential which I hadn't noticed that I have.
I moved to London on 2010 and studied with Peter Bithell and Nelly Ben-or who is a senior Alexander Technique teacher at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. I'm continuing the journey of playing piano using Alexander Technique as it always reveals new possibilities towards releasing true potential in order to be in music.
Now I'm studying Alexander technique in teacher training course with John Hunter and Dorothea Magonet and I'm going to qualify this summer 2013 by StAT.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

I'm a member of Incorporate society of musicians (ISM) and the society of teachers of the Alexander Technique(STAT)

- Tell me about some of your current students.

One of my most current students is a total beginner but really keen to learn playing music! It's fun to work with with her because I always get inspired by how she enjoys becoming able to play new pieces. It makes me remember the pure joy of playing music!
Another student is a 6 year old girl who likes playing pieces of Bach and Prokofiev and Kabalevsky for children. We started learning together one year ago, and I've been amazed by her progress! Young children learn so quickly! We enjoy singing and playing rhythm games as well.
Other students include a teenager who is considering applying to music college - they are similar to me, and I would like to encourage and support them as much as I can! And of course, we get on really well!



  • 5h: £200
  • 10h: £400


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