GraceNotes Piano Service (Mariko Kondo, RPT)

GraceNotes Piano Service (Mariko Kondo, RPT)

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1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

38 years of teaching experience

B.A. in music (Tokyo)

Bilingual (English, Japanese)

accepts student from 3 years old to 80 years old

Piano technical service (tuning, regulating, minor repair) offered at student discount fee

Clasical, Pop, Jazz, Hymn, Composition, Ear Training

Yearly student recital

I enjoy seeing the progress in student's musicianship. 
Friendship, support from student's family and pure joy of making wonderful music.

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Tacoma, WA 98444
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Establish good habits (practicing regularly, keep finger nails short, correct posture and hand position, finger form)

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Took keyboard lesson since 3 years old.

Studied organ performance at Music school in HigashiNakano, Tokyo.

Studied Musicology at International Christian University in Tokyo.

Studied at Conservatory (Weseleyan College) as an exchange keyboard student for a year.

Masterclass, Piano pedagogy at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.

Choir director at Japanese Community Church of Tacoma for 35 years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lesson fee $90 monthly (3.5 average lessons of 30 minutes each)

42 total private lessons throughout the year.                    Annual tuition is $1080 (30 minutes each lesson)

All student is expected to participate in November Student Recital unless exempted. No cost to students to participate.

How did you get started teaching?

One of my toutoring parents asked me to give their child a piano lesson when I was 20.

What types of students have you worked with?

Typically beginners. Young and aged.

Some had previous lesson experienced.

Many stick to my instruction more than 5 years before either moving out the area, graduate high school. However, I enjoy working with much older generations even more!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Student Recital is always the highlight of the year. 

We also create Recording of the Recital album and share among the students who participated that year.

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