about SHINJUKU Music Academy


It has been more than twenty years since SHINJUKU Music Academy ,Okubo took over from  the 20years-old  Min-on Music School.
Despite the hardships, earthquakes, and typhoons, We instructors and students have continued to work hard and enjoy lessons together.
We have seen enormous progress and growth in our students. Some have gone abroad to study, or entered prestigious universities. Some have become professional musicians. Others have, despite their busy work schedules and private lives, worked tirelessly to improve their playing.
Many children, too, continue to devote themselves to practicing and improvement.

Our music school rooms are very important for everyone`s musical life. Decorated with beautiful flowers and pictures, they burst with life and energy. There is always plenty of talking and laughter as we build stronger connections through music.

We, the SHINJUKU Music Academy continue to develop our school, thanks to the enthusiasm and support of you, the parents and students. For this we express our immense joy and appreciation.

We hope that SHINJUKU Music Academy, Okubo will, through all our efforts, continue to grow from strength to strength.

Music lessons in English

Free trial lesson is currently available at SHINJUKU Music Academy.
We have teachers who can give music lessons in English.
All lesson courses requires admission fee 10,000JPY.
Please feel free to contact the e-mail for Free trial lesson.

Lesson fee-Regular

8.800(8,000)JPY/Month (30min. x2)
11,000(10,000)JPY/Month(30min. x3)
13,200(12,000)JPY/Month(30min. x4)

12,100(11,000)JPY/Month (45min. x2)
15,400(14,000)JPY/Month (45min. x3)
18,700(17,000)JPY/Month (45min. x4)

14,300(13,000)JPY/Month (60min. x2)
19,800(18,000)JPY/Month (60min. x3)
24.200(22,000)JPY/Month( 60min. x4)

Teachers for English Lesson


<Violin, Viola, Solfeggio>

Started the violin at the age of 6.
Played in the former New Philharmonic Orchestra (now the Chiba Symphony Orchestra) on a part-time basis. 
Graduated from Musashino Academia Musicae (1996)
Obtained an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Music Conservatory, Ohio, USA with an Oberlin Music Conservatory Scholarship (1999-2001)
Awarded an Eckstine Scholarship (2001)
Graduated with a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2002
While in the United States, studied under the Pacifica Quartet, Sibbi Bernhardsson, and with world-renowned teachers Almita and Roland Vamos
Winner of the Grand Prize of the “Ogikubo Music Festival” (2003)
Almost 25 years’ teaching experience, with students ranging from kindergarten beginners to advanced adults who play in amateur orchestras.
The years spent living and studying in the United States with Amita and Roland Vamos, teachers of numerous international prize-winners, had a profound effect, not only on her development as a violinist, but also on her personal growth and worldview.
While living in Beijing from 2009 to 2013, and bringing up three children, she continued to perform and teach. As both a teacher and a mother, she has had much experience connecting with children.
She tailors her lessons according to the kind of music the student would like to be playing. She wants her students to be able to enjoy and make the most of this unique opportunity to learn the violin.
In addition to Japanese, she is able to teach in English and basic Chinese.

Class-Thursday, other


<Violin, Baroque violin, Viola, Chamber music and Orchestral studies>


She completed her studies at the Toho Gakuen College of Music with a Bachelor's degree. She studied violin, chamber music and early music at the Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen and graduated with a master's degree with highest honors. Completed postgraduate studies in Early Music at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

After her internship and temporary contract at the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz she performs as a freelance artist at many famous music festivals, conserts, radio broadcasts by SWR, WDR and others. From 2019, she moved her base to Japan and participate in orchestras and ancient music groups. She continues to perform in Europe and is expanding her activities to Taiwan and Korea too.

As an instructor, she has been teaching about 80 students for about 10 years while living in Germany, and since 2009, she has been teaching at the Jugend musiziert, Germany's largest student music competition, and has produced many first prize winners and groups in the solo and chamber music categories every year.
With the motto of "lessons that can be continued for a long time with fun," she meets a wide range of needs.

Langages: Japanese / German / English

Class-Wednesday, other

 Yasuko SUZUKI

<Piano, Vocal, Solfeggio>

Studied at Kunitachi College of Music, Japan, and New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music, Australia.
As a accompanist and Vocal coach, played U.S.A., Canada, and Europe.
Since 1998, Accompanist and Vocal coach of
Academie Internationale d'Ete de Nice . (Vocal class).
Member of La société Fauré du Japon.
Director of YOKOHAMA CITY OPERA. (nonprofit organization)

Class-Friday, other

Hisako O-wan

<Piano, Solfeggio>

Studied at Musashino Academia Musicae, Japan, and The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Hungary.

Class-Wednesday, other