Piano Lessons | Online Lessons
- Qualifications: ABRSM Grade 8, NZMEB Grade 8, Teaching License both Intermediate and Highschool, Orff method level 1(ONZA)
- Pricing: 30 minute lesson $40, For in-home lessons +$20 traveling fee
- Styles: Holistic, Classical, Pop, Folk
- Suitability: From 6 years old
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I have been teaching piano since 2016. I have been living in Auckland since 2016 after moving here from Osaka, Japan. I am a strong advocate of music education and currently teach students ranging from 5 to 70 years old.
I have taught more than 250 students since then, and I have enjoyed teaching them all, especially complete beginners and intermediate level to build a strong foundation.
I believe the potential of music has a great effect on the learning of all subjects, and has many influences on personal growth and well-being. My hope for all my students is that music will enrich their life, and will be a wonderful way for them to express themselves.
I have a background in classical piano, singing and the Robert Pace Method. Pace is conceived under the philosophy that “Music is the core of all subjects”, and part of a holistic education.
Music is a universal language.
I feel my mission is teaching music to contribute to world peace.
My teaching philosophy is not just about teaching how to play the piano according to the score, but also understanding the composition of the music.
I would like to help people get to know music which enriches their lives.
The piano is like a small orchestra, it is the basis of all music. So even if people stop piano lessons, they can still enjoy music throughout their lives.
I started piano at the age of 4 and it has been my best friend throughout my life so far.
Music is universal. It is a language which connects people across the world and through time. The piano can help people to express their feelings, and it can also help people when they have a hard time.
So the goal of my music lessons is to show my students how music is full of joy, how it encourages and connects people, and how a life-long love of music helps people’s well-being in many ways.
Lessons are held 30 minutes to 60 minutes long.
Fees are as follows:
30 minute lesson $40
45 minute lesson $60
60 minute lesson $80
Trial Lesson Fee including consultation:
20minute lesson + around 10 minutes consultation $40
Trial Lesson Fee at your home $50 ($40+$10 traveling fee)
– Student’s Home
Have ranged from ages 6 to 80+
With beginners, I focus on building a strong foundation and understanding, so students can begin to teach themselves.
Students who want to try ABRSM, Trinity Grade exams are to be discussed by their foundation level.
My students’ passing rate is 100%.
I see Grade exam is not goal of lessons, just for a measuring tool, so I teach based on foundation textbooks and grade is just for a side lessons for children’s long term learning.
Holding Christmas Piano Concert for my private students once a year.
All lessons are individual and private, and taught in either English or Japanese.
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I have been learning to play piano with Natsuki sensei since 2019. I am in my 50s and started with zero musical background or ability. Once a week, my son, my wife and myself each enjoy 30 minutes with Natsuki sensei. I am working through the trinity levels which is challenging but Natsuki sensei is simply amazing and gives me confidence. She is patient, respectful and kind. She knows how to allow the lessons to be student centred but also challenges and motivates well. In an hour and a half with my family, Natsuki sensei adapts to teach a 6 year old, myself as an absolute beginner and my wife who is a good player. I enjoy the time immensely. It is especially enjoyable learning as a family and then being able to play some songs at Christmas.
Our teacher Natsuki is an excellent and wonderful music teacher, She established great relationship with my daughter and keeps her motivated. She is very reliable, attractive and enthusiastic. I can not believe how much my daughter learned, although she is only 7. I highly recommend her!!
Natsuki is a wonderful teacher. She always brings kindness and enthusiasm to her lessons, motivating her students and making them feel comfortable, praising little steps and always lifting the mood. Natsuki has a great knowledge of not only classical piano repertoire, but also Celtic folk, Japanese and Western pop, and film soundtracks. It's not often you find someone comfortable in teaching music in two languages at levels from beginner to advanced, but Natsuki brings her kindness and expertise when she teaches in both Japanese and English. Natsuki is a big proponent of holistic education, and she brings her own spin on teaching students technique, reading, theory, listening, singing, being comfortable with different keys, rhythms and styles, all while enjoying and absorbing the music. She brings not only her own Pace Method training but what she has learned from so many teachers, musicians and students together in harmony. I had some great lessons with Natsuki where she taught me more advanced classical musicianship - how to balance phrases, restrain but still pull emotionally with dynamics, and the importance of circular movements in technique. For anyone starting out or continuing to learn at the piano with an interest in Mozart, Altan, Joe Hisaishi or with any pop requests, I thoroughly recommend Natsuki, and I hope many others continue to benefit from her teaching.
Natsuki is a kind and conscientious person with a genuine passion for music education. You can trust Natsuki to be thoroughly ready for her lessons, approach each situation with a positive attitude, and always be willing to go the extra mile for the customer.
From Music School's Manger
My son started taking lessons when he was a five years old. Even though my son was young beginner, Natsuki was kind and patient with him, making the lesson fun to not get bored. When I was a child, I learned to play the piano in Japan. However, Natsuki teaching method is more easy to learn and also practical I found. Of course the score was appropriate for the level, but when I first saw it, I was surprised. And this looks fun! I thought. It's a simple and short song, but it's a way more proper piece rather than learning just playing so many same notes. Children can feel satisfaction and confidence like "I can play the song!". My son loves arts since he was young but he became more interested in music since taking lessons with her. I am very much looking forward to seeing my son become great pianist for the future.
My son and husband started Natsuki's lesson first. I've been learning piano in Japan for about 10 years when I was young, so I thought it was not necessary to take lessons, so at first I just watched their lessons. But then I started thinking, "I want to play piano too again!" and started taking lessons. When I was young, I hate to practice piano. But Natsuki teaches me things that even aren't written in the score, and I learn a lot. She draws out my imagination to make story of the piece, in order to understand the context of piece and background, and make it easier to put my feelings into it. She taught me techniques with clearly explained. Such as when the melody play with Forte(loud), she mentioned rather than strongly hitting keys, use whole back muscle to push key forward. This technique make sound more better and like entire piano is singing. I was happy when I understood it and when I was able to express it. And it makes fun to practice with it. After I started taking lessons with Natsuki, I fell in love with playing the piano more. From now on, I would like to continue to enjoy practicing with Natsuki as a entire family.”
Thank you for teaching us from May. My daughter learned with another teacher during term 1, but she was crying each time she went to her lesson and wish I stopped those lessons earlier. Thank you for being so kind and diligent throughout your lessons.
Thank you for all the efforts to accommodate our daughters during lockdown. Natsuki has been tremendous in catering to the needs of my kids in an online learning environment.
I am very satisfied with the lessons. My 8 year old son already knows many things I didn't, and can play with both hands already. His progression was really quick, different from traditional teaching page-by-page. My hope is that my children will enjoy music their whole lives
Thank you for making my daughter progress so much despite the lockdown, I am very impressed! Thank you again.
Thank you Natsuki! I really appreciate you being there today and helping me. I have a lot to learn from you with how you are so organised!
Trainee teacher after mentoring session
Thank you so much Natsuki!! You have been a wonderful teacher to both kids!!
Thank you so much for this and for your help in our zoom meeting. I am excited to see what this year brings and applying the new things I learnt today.