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Jazz Piano and Jazz Improvisation Lesson in English in Tokyo Area

If you are interested in playing jazz, and learning from a NYC-based jazz musician who happens to be in Tokyo? I can help! The best way to learn Jazz is studying with an active player. My name is Yoichi. I am a jazz pianist based in New York City but due to Covid19 situation, I currently live in my hometown, Tokyo. I can find ways to fit your needs to be a better Jazz player through my experience both performing with top players and teaching at college. Monthly rate is also available.

Location

At student's location: Around Tokyo, Japan
At student's location: Around Matsudo, Japan
At student's location: Around Chiba, Japan
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Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Japanese

About Me

Yoichi, a native of Tokyo, a pianist, composer and arranger, Yoichi has received his bachelor's degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA and his master's degree and the Sir Roland Hanna Award from Queens College, City University of New York. Yoichi played the piano on a historical recording session with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Ornette Coleman in 2010 and became the only Asian Pianist to record with Ornette Coleman.
Currently, Yoichi has several own projects from trio to big band in the United States and Japan and has been a sideman for a number of undergoing projects by Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Oliver Lake, Alex Blake, Dexter Wansel, Norman Connors, Julie Eisenberg, Craig Harris, Webb Thomas, Battle Jazz Big Band of Japan to name a few.
He has also performed with Pharoah Sanders, Michael Henderson, Terell Stafford, James Spaulding, Tim Warfield jr., Vanessa Rubin, Carla Cook, Bobby Porcelli, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Lacy, Najee, Chanda Rule, Wolfgang Puschnig, and many more.
His music and charts have been performed by many bands throughout the world including Brooklyn Big Band, Wüste-Welle-Big Band, Temple University, Waseda University, Hosei University, Garnet Valley High School and a list go on. He is a former music faculty at York College, the City University of New York, and Boston University

Education

Hosei University (Tokyo), Temple University (Jazz Piano Major, Philadelphia, PA), Queens College, City University of New York (Graduate degree of Jazz Piano, New York, NY)

Experience / Qualifications

Teaching experience at York College, CUNY (adjunct professor), Temple University and Boston University. Ensemble coach for many universities in Japan as well.

Reviews (2)

Great teacher and pianist! Very recommended!
Yoichi is an amazing pianist. As someone with no experience playing Jazz, I found the first lesson very helpful. He brought lead sheets and explained how Jazz music is performed, walked me through some chord structures and gave me some structure for developing a practice routine. He was also very accommodating about our meeting location. I'm looking forward to future lessons with him.

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