Emiko Hori

Emiko Hori

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com

About this pro


If you want your piano learning and playing enjoyable, you are at the right place here.

Just imagine: performing your dream piano piece flawlessly with confidence for your friends, family, and beyond. You make every one of your audience very happy and satisfied.

Yes, your mission... accomplished!  

Did you know that Piano Education benefits everyone? 

Did you also know playing an instrument benefits your brain?

Here is an example:


That said, I occasionally hear something like this: "Why practicing piano is so difficult and boring?"

This commonly asked question has become my lifelong mission and motivation of helping others. At renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where I studied Piano Performance, I have learned "how to enjoy practicing piano AND performing piano" from numerous prestigious teachers and pedagogues.

Here at my Piano Studio, my students enjoy my piano teaching and enjoy performing piano. It's my joy serving and helping others. 

How may I help you? 

Thank you and Welcome!


p.s. My latest piano performance is here:


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Mercer Island, WA 98040
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4 Reviews


  • Amy Sun

    I highly recommend Emiko as a piano teacher. She explains subject matters in very comprehensive way, and her reasons of "why certain musical techniques take place in a certain way" are a spot-on. If you want to further your music education in a very positive and welcoming environment, I would definitely encourage to contact her and chat about her initial free consultation!

  • Rita Leung

    I really appreciate Emiko's patience and ability to motivate my children playing piano. Yes we all acknowledge that there has been some tough days time to time (especially during my kid's teenage periods), however, we all went through this exciting journey of piano performance with such a joy until my girl successfully enrolled to MIT. Thank you, Emiko for endurance, patience, ability to communicate effectively about love of music. My girl still plays piano, due to the solid foundation and techniques acquired from Emiko's wonderful teaching.

  • Carol Bertozzi

    Emiko is a wonderful piano teacher. She has diverse experiences from teaching young kids to adults. Emiko’s music material is systematic, and she is experienced teaching young kids. Emiko is very patient and caring to her students. She specializes in piano and tailors lessons to fit the student’s needs, which I personally found it pretty amazing!! You will not regret to take her lessons. I guarantee you. Emiko is a very accomplished performer with excellent training and is very good at giving instruction to advanced pianists in technique, expression and performance.

  • Jennie C.

    Emiko is an amazing piano teacher and mentor for anyone seeking greater achievement and enjoyment in piano studies. She is highly experienced and very professional which you can see in her lessons and in the results she creates in her students. The best part is she is kind and patient. I can tell that I will learn to play each piece the right way and get more enjoyment out of my own playing. I would recommend Emiko for anyone looking for a solid & enjoyable music education and for anyone willing to work hard for great results.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I usually give one free consultation (lesson) to see if my potential student and I are a good match

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

I have Master of Music in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Bloomington Indiana.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching while I was a student at Indiana University. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with various age groups from 4 years old to adult students.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am active Performing Member of Ladies Musical Club in Seattle.  https://lmcseattle.org/

I have given a Benefit Concert at Music Center of Northwest to help raising money for scholarship fund for kids who have difficulty affording music lessons.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Piano playing and practicing can be tough and/or boring time to time. However, a sense of accomplishment by performing the music of your dream far exceeds the toughness of this journey. Keep up your great work!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

For Beginners:  Think very carefully before committing to regular piano practice among other activities. If you are a little child under 7 years old, supervision from your parent(s) may be necessary in a regular basis.

For Intermediate and Advanced:  Identify your strengths and weaknesses in terms of musical and technical ability. If you have no clue on this subject, discuss through with your current teacher(s) or parent(s).