Piano Lesson in English

Welcome to Takako Tokuda Piano Studio! 

I am overjoyed to share musical experiences with you in my own studio in Eniwa City. 


Lesson Goals

To learn how to play the piano and listen to sounds so that the piano can be your communication tool

To integrate technique into the music-making process so that you can be more efficient and expressive at the piano

To send positive energy to everyone in the community through music


I Offer:

• an individually-tailored lesson for your personal needs and goals

• 25 years of experience in piano playing

• positive help and support, allowing you to achieve your musical goals


I believe that you must be able to play the piano with physical ease. Realizing how to use your body efficiently is the key to expressing yourself freely. I will observe how you use your body,(not only your hands, but also shoulders, hips and even feet) in order to find out your  physical habits and create a strategy to tackle your weaknesses so that you will be able to make music with intention and musical instinct at any dynamic or tempo. 


Lesson Fee

Monthly Fee(3-4 times per month)

30minutes ¥8000



Single Lesson

30min ¥3000



Lesson for Adult Students(Twice a Month)

30min ¥5000


Trial Lesson

20min Free


Cancellation Policy

We apply a 24-hour advance cancellation policy. Please contact me if you need to cancel your lesson in 24 hours advance in order to reschedule your lesson with no additional cost. Lessons canceled less than 24 hours in advance will not be rescheduled. 

This is our studio location. It is conveniently located a three-minute walk from JR Megumino Station. 

About Takako Tokuda

I have graduated from American institutions for my higher education. It is my wish to share my joy in music with the international community in Hokkaido. I will also be happy to consult with anyone interested in studying music in American institutions. Please feel free to contact me here.


School

D.M.A. in Piano Performance - University of Miami Frost School of Music

M.A. in Piano Performance - Florida Atlantic University

B.M. in Piano Performance - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Competitions

First Place Winner of Odyssiad International Piano Competition(Fort Collins, Colorado)

Second Prize Winner of MTNA Piano Competition States Division(Tampa, Florida)

Finalists for Chautauqua Piano Competition(Chautauqua, New York)

Prizewinners of PTNA, Chopin Competition in Asia(Japan)

Teachers

Kevin Kenner, Judith Burganegr, Noriyuki Miyazawa, Yoko, Miyazawa

Masterclasses

Richard Goode, Rebecca Penneys, Akiko Ebi, Frank Heneghan

Music Festivals

Pianale(Germany), Chautauqua Music Institution(New York), New Orleans Piano Institution(Louisiana)


Takako Tokuda has been reviewed as offering "a varied, impressive interpretation thereof, full of graceful acoustic diversity, whose tones were brought as if floating into the Rokokosaal." by Lauterbacher Anzeiger.” As an active performer, Takako has appeared in a number of solo and chamber recitals with singers, strings, and woodwinds players. She has performed in Japan, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic as well as in many states of the US. Her recent performances include a guest artist appearance in the International Keyboard Oddysiad Festival, PIANALE in Germany, and a 3.11 Earthquake fundraising recital in Japan. Besides her solo performance, she is an active collaborator. In her recent collaboration with Frost Opera Theater, she was reviewed as having “work[ed] magic at the keyboard, playing with sensitivity, dramatic power and elegance.” (South Florida Classical Review). She has also appeared as a soloist to perform with University of Cincinnati Orchestra.

Since the age of 6, she has won many prizes in competitions. These events include the Chopin International Competition in Asia, the PTNA Piano Competition, the JPTA Piano Audition and the AOCC Piano Competition in Japan. She was awarded the first place of the International Keyboard and Odyssiad Competition and the Concerto Competition at the Cincinnati Conservatory. In past years, she has been a finalist of the Chautauqua International Piano Competition and Margaret A. Guthman Keyboard Competition.

Takako studied with Noriyuki Miyazawa and Yoko Miyazawa in Japan, Fr. Sean Duggan, Judith Burganger and Kevin Kenner in the US, as well as festival study with Rebecca Penneys and Frank Heneghan.. She received a Bachelor of Music from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she received numerous scholarships, a Master of Arts in Music from Florida Atlantic University where she held a Graduate Assistantship, and Doctor of Musical Arts at University of Miami Frost School of Music, where she also held a Graduate Assistantship in opera and vocal accompaniment.

Performance Samples

Earl Wild Etudes Based on Gershwin's Melody

"Man I Love"

"Embraceable You"

"I Got Rhythm"

J.S. Bach French Suite No.5 in G Major, BWV816

Grażyna Bacewicz Piano Sonata No.2