Okano Guitar Studio
I run the only Suzuki Guitar studio on the west side of the greater Portland metro area. The program consists of weekly individual and group lessons, in which students learn not only the key skills of classical guitar, but reading and music theory as well. I have been involved in the Suzuki Guitar community for over 15 years. A classically trained musician has the knowledge and technique to adapt to any style of music, and benefits from the well documented neurological and developmental advantages that formal music study provides.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Since parents are an integral part of the Suzuki Method, the parent, or home coach who will accompany the child to lessons, come to the studio to observe the lesson of a curent member of the program. Then the parent/home coach enrolls in the Parent Education Course. This Course includes a brief history of the Suzuki Method, my personal teaching philosopy, the logistics of the program, and the roles and responsibilities of the parent, the student, and the teacher. Then correct size instrument for the child is determined, (I have instruments of several sizes available to rent on a month to month basis), and then the child and parent begin attending individual and group lessons on a weekly basis.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. my profile and credentials are listed there. https://suzukiassociation.org/people/celeste-okano/
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Please call me or email me for my fee schedule.