Easily learn Japnaese Koto
 
anytime,anywhere!

 
Japanese-English bilingual teacher instructs you.
Personalized coaching.
Koto and online lesson begginers are welcomed.
You can play one tune in just 30 min trial lesson!
Video and music feedbacks are available.
Regular lessons are also available in Tokyo and Shiga.

  Tokyo school
 one hour Trial lesson

 Tue 1:30-5:30 p.m.
  Sat 1:30-5:30 p.m.


 Horikiri Chiku Center
  Keisei Line Horikiri Shobuen
 
only 1 min walk       
 
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  Shiga school  Nagahama/ Hikone
 

 Lesson Image
   Easily learn the Koto with 2 camera
   setup ( close-up, full screen )
   


What is "KANON"?

"KANON"is a new Japanese Koto with doremi scales covering seventeenth chords,or about half of the two octaves. The "do(C)"and "so(G)"are specially colored with blue and yellow,so even beginners can have peace of mind playing Japanese Koto sound.
Koto is made of paulownia. While the right hand plucks the strings,the left hand presses the strings behind the bridge(kotoji)to alter the tone.
KANON is 120cm length which is 2/3 of traditional Koto and only 4kg weight.It's quite easy to carry too!


  Traditional Japanese Koto   (180cm)
  Kanon (120cm)
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                                Kanon music score
 traditional Koto music score 

Having doremi scales,KANON makes it easy to play not only Japanese music,but also classical music,jazz,pops and other world music.
We enjoy ensemble with other musical instruments too.


    

Trial lesson is available both online and schools in Tokyo and Shiga.
You can play one tune in just 30 min!


・Online trial lesson fee
 JPY 1,000(40 min)
 Koto rental fee JPY 5,000(shipping cost included)
・Please send us a message about a trial lesson
 at each school

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Music videos

     
intro movie 
     
夕焼け小焼け Times of sunset (Japanese nursery rhyme) 
 
      
待ちぼうけ Waiting in vain(Japanese nursery rhyme)           
    
草競馬 Camptown races (American folk music)
 
    
Fanny Power (Irish music) 

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5steps before online lessons 
  Book a trial lesson
Send us a message from an inquiry
  Check ZOOM WiFi connection
Make sure you are connected to WiFi, not using cellular data.
  Take a trial lesson
Koto and other materials are sent to you in advance
  Sign -up for online lessons 
Select 3-month lessons or regular lessons
  Online lessons start!
Enjoy your own private Koto lessons

Lesson schedule

 
You can choose regular lesson or 3 months online lesson.

3 months online lesson program 
(40min × 12 lessons)
1st
month
・Tuning/・Fingering practice (thumb, forefinger and middle finger)
・Practicing tunes with this technic          
2nd month ・Tuning /・Fingering practice
・Practicing tunes with these technics
3rd
month
・Fingering practice("awase zume" , 2chords and tremolo)
・Practicing tunes with these technic sand ensemble music
 *This schedule may possibly be changed.

Lesson fee and payment


 Lesson fee   JPY 4,000 per month
 Koto rental fee JPY 4,000 per month
  (including shipping cost)
  ・Paypal credit card
・bank transfer in advance
    
Annual concert with a Mexican folklore group"Amankay"
  
Performance at "AiChikyu-haku"(International expo),Thai pavillion
 
National Recreation conference opening act at Otsu prince hotel
 

 
  
The 100th anniversary of Japan&Brazil exchange concert 
 



Masako's profile; a representative of "Kanon" Koto school

Music career

・Started playing koto and shamisen from a young age.

・Graduated from Seiha music school where developed professional koto musicians.

Studied under Yasuko Nakajima,a representative of Seiha Ikutaryu and learned jazz theory  from Akikazu Nakamura and Takeshi Yamaguchi.

Activities


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DOREMI POP-CORN CLUB
Tokyo(Katsushika school)
Shiga(Nagahama, Hikone school)
Regular lesson
(English OK)


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