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Makiko Taguchi’s Violin Viola (piano ) Studio

Silver Spring, MD 20901 (map)


Lessons Offered

Viola, Violin

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

Online via Webcam


About Me

I love to teach, but also enjoy performing music. I have been teaching over 30 years since when  I was in college.  I grew up in Tokyo Japan and grandfather on my father side was also a teacher.  He worked as an elementary school principal and occasionally a farmer, in countryside about 70 years ago, while raising my dad and his siblings.

My uncle is also a retired high school English teacher. I know teaching is in my family. 

Besides being a musician and a teacher, I am also a mom of 4 children aged 23 to 17 years old. My husband is also from Japan and works as a massage therapist in College Park, MD. He helps me when my shoulder is stiff after practicing violin, by giving me advice on stretching. 
 

Currently, I have about 10 students, and I usually do the students' recital in February or March, in Burtonsville library. I enjoy performing a piece at the end of the recital , and my 3 performance videos are on YouTube. You can find me by searching "makikot4". 


 

My Musical Education Background

I started playing piano at the age of 5. I went to Yamaha music school for children while in Kindergarten. I started violin at the age of 8 and began taking lessons. I became interested in becoming a professional musician. I went to Toho music high school and college. I became very serious about practicing many hours a day. 

I graduated from Toho music college with the highest honour in violin class of 1989. I continued my studies at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and received masters of music degree in violin performance in 1992. 

 

Genres and Subjects Taught

I am trained in classical music, however I enjoy using music from other genres if students preferred to learn.  I work with music such as pop, musical, movie music, etc. as it seemed suitable. 

Lesson Rates

For 2020 to 2021 school year, I would like to charge $35 for 30 minutes, $50 for 45 minutes and $65 for 60 minutes. 

(Plus $5 to $10 gas money if I need to travel. )

For online lessons, $35 for 45 minutes, $45 for 60 minutes and $25 for 30 minutes.

 I am happy to offer a free trial lesson. 

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Any age and levels for violin and viola. From beginner to intermediate levels for piano.

My Certifications and Awards

I received the highest honors from violin class of 1989 at the graduation from Toho music college in Tokyo, Japan. 

I won the concerto competition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1991 and performed Mendelssohn violin concerto.

I received the Premier Prix award from Pierre Lantier International music competition in Paris, France in 1992. 

My Musical Influences

I studied with Yumi Mohri, Tomoyasu Soh, Tomotada Soh, Toshiya Eto, and Hideki Oguni as my primary teachers, while in Japan. In San Francisco, I worked  with Isidore Tinkleman in Conservatory of Music. 
I am also influenced by many composers, players, conductors, singers...


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