I am an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California 


a certified Suzuki method piano teacher since 2016.

My music adventure started when I was three years old when my mother took me to the local music class. There, I danced and sang with friends freely. I had one strict teacher when I was seven, who would poke my fingers with her pencil when I made mistakes. I was horrified and immediately asked my mother if I could have a different teacher. Since then, I had piano teachers who nurtured me with a love of piano. Knowing two different types of teachers, I decided to become the latter who creates fun & comfortable environment for students to fully enjoy piano and music.

Piano has always been there for me when I'm happy, sad, or just feeling creative. I was able to find my gift of music because of my parents who took me to music classes and piano lessons. I'm grateful that I can express myself through the love of piano and you will be able to do that as well. I want your child to experience this positive feeling that I gained through playing piano. 

 — Machiko