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Learning Japanese from children to Adult, All levels

I am a native Japanese and live in Brussels. Normally I am a classical musician, playing the cello, But I graduated one of the highest universities (International Christian University) in Japan and can teach Japanese well from beginner to advanced level.


At teacher's location: Rue Draps-Dom, 1020 Bruxelles, Belgium
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General info



Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:



60 minutes
90 minutes

The class is taught in:

Dutch, English, Hungarian, Japanese, French

About Me

Maarten born in Houtalen Belgium. He had his first piano lessons from his mother at the age of six. He took further lessons in the Academy of Music in Beringen with Prof. Heidi Minten and privately with Prof Anne Camps. Siden han var også interesseret i jazzmusik, begyndte han at tage jazz piano lektioner i Akademien af ​​Genk med prof. Alano Gruarin. In 2011, he started his studies in the conservatory of Amsterdam with Prof. Jan Wijn and graduated with the highest score among piano students (Bachelor of Music, piano). He played several solo and chamber music concerts in concert hall, church, museum, library, hospital and elderly houses. He is regularly invited at the Belgian Chamber Music Festival to play with famous musicians such as guitarist philip Catherine. By 2015, he entered the Brussels Conservatory as a master student and is currently studying with Prof. Boyan Vodenitcharov. Siden han har mye viden om harmonisering og modposter, har han komponeret og arrangeret mange værker og spilte nogle af sine egne stykker i koncerter.

Asako Kanazawa started her cello lessons at the age of six from Prof. Takeichiro Hirai, one of the pupils of Pablo Casals. Besides the cello, she studied Art and Musicology in International Christian University in Japan and received Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Musicology). She attended cello master course of Prof. Miklos Perenyi and decided to study the cello at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest in 2007 and then she transferred to the Norwegian Academy of Music in Norway and graduated in 2011 (Bachelor of Cello). She moved to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and graduated in Amsterdam's Conservatoire in 2013. She has been a student of Prof. Dmitri Ferschtman. Further she graduated master program in Utrecht Conservatory as cello performance and piano trio performance in 2015 (Master of Cello).


International Christian University in Japan, Liberal Arts, Musicology
Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest (Cello)
Norwegian Academy of Music (Cello)
Conservatoire of Amsterdam (Piano, Cello), Utrecht Conservatory (Cello)
Brussels Conservatory (Piano)

Experience / Qualifications

Bachelor and Master degree
She was invited to play Haydn Cello Concerto and Dvorak Cello Concerto as a soloist with Alphons Diepenbrock Orchestra. She played several chamber music concerts in concert hall, church, museum, library, hospital and elderly houses. In addition, she played in some movies in the Netherlands and one of the movies won Golden Calf Prize and Brussels European Film Prize in 2015. She played charity concert in aid of British Red Cross in London in 2016.

Reviews (9)

Maarten is een heel attente en geduldige leraar, die alles heel duidelijk en bevattelijk uitlegt en je het gevoel geeft dat je al snel iets bereikt, ook al start je zonde ervaring.
Friendly, easy going, fun lessons with Asako!
Asako is a very nice and brilliant teacher. I have been enjoying the cello classes.
Asakosan really adapted to my Japanese level and was able to give me the right course that i needed to catch up
Maarten is a great and attentive teacher.
Maarten will give you the piano lessons. He can teach classical, and jazz piano. He graduated his studies in the conservatory of Amsterdam with prof. Jan Wijn and graduated with the highest score among piano students (Bachelor of Music, piano). He played several solo and chamber music concerts in concert hall, church, museum, library, hospital and elderly houses. He is regularly invited by Belgium Chamber music festival to play with famous musicians such as guitarist philip Catherine. Recently he graduated master degree in Brussels Conservatorium studying with prof. Boyan Vodenitcharov. Since he has a lot of knowledge of harmonization and counterpoints, he has composed and arranged many works and played many of his own pieces in concerts. Asako Kanazawa will give the cello lessons. She has master degree, cello performance and chamber music, also has an academic university diploma for Musicology. She studied in Japan, Hungary (Franz Liszt Academy), Norway (Noray Academy of Music), and Netherlands (Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Utrecht Conservatoire).She can teach in Japanese, English and on a basic level in Hungarian and French. Asako can teach the cello for all levels and ages. Especially She is enthusiastic about teaching.

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