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Lauren Owenmark

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Machiko! Not only is she a very talented and natural musician, but she is also an inspiring and amazing teacher. My 10 yr old daughter always looked forward to lessons with Machiko, she felt supported, encouraged and challenged all at the same time!

Jennifer Tilley

Machiko is a very talented, friendly and patient piano instructor. She quickly got a sense of my 6 year old daughter’s learning style and worked to motivate her and meet her at her level, making lessons fun yet still challenging. We miss her so much and highly recommend her!

Ravin P

Brandon is a great art teacher, my son looks forward to the Art lessons each week. My son also takes piano lessons with Machiko. Both Machiko and Brandon are great people, and they have a lot of patience. My son always leaves their lessons with a positive attitude. I attribute my son sticking with piano and art due to Machiko and Brandon. Thank you both for the great work you do!

Naomi M

Machiko has been my daughter's piano teacher for about 3 years and my daughter loves her! She is extremely patient and excellent at handling kids (even a difficult one like mine)! She thoroughly teaches the fundamentals, but at the same time makes sure to let my daughter have fun and helps to build her confidence to the point where she is motivated to practice on her own! I highly recommend Machiko!

Nagisa Yamamoto

Machiko has been teaching my children piano for over a year now. Thanks to her, my children enjoy playing the piano. She has incredible patience, and has a great selection of music. She customizes her teaching based on the needs of the child. My children are always excited to see Machiko for their lesson.

Machiko is awesome! She is patient, friendly, and skilled; she is also accommodating when there were times I needed to reschedule my daughter's lesson. My daughter was a newbie when she started her lessons with Machiko; she has learned so much in just a couple months, and enjoyed all her lessons. If Machiko didn't have to move away from SF, we'd have continued the lessons.

Alison H

Daphne Zenk

Machiko is skilled with the perfect combination of patience and warmth. She taught and encouraged our 5-yr old to how to practice and enjoy playing the piano in just a few weeks. We were very impressed and highly recommend her.

Beth Maldonado

My 9 year old took piano lessons from Machiko. Machiko has a very sweet and gentle manner and was great at keeping my somewhat distracted daughter focused. She also let my daughter pick songs to work on which kept her interested and excited.

Helen F

Ms. Machiko is very patient and is well equipped with musical tools to keep the little ones engaged! She is the first piano teacher who has managed to guide my 5-year-old daughter to the piano in a loving way

Ryan Kirk

My son loves going to Brandon's art class. He had taken a summer class with Brandon and had a great time so he was excited to have a lesson weekly. Brandon is a great teacher and fosters a fun and creative atmosphere. We highly recommend him!

Lizzy Castruccio

I've been sending my son to Brandon for Art lessons for almost a year now.  Brandon is so calm and patient with the kids. He listens to them and gets to know them so he can tailor his lessons to their interests.  He is always excited to go to class. I couldn't be more pleased with having Brandon as an art instructor for our son!

Melissa Willa

Machiko proved herself to be a patient, responsive piano teacher for my two children, who were performing at the beginner and intermediate levels. She intuitively understood each of my boys' unique strengths and areas in need of focus. Machiko was professional, reliable and adept at facilitating parent involvement. Our family had a fantastic experience
with Machiko!

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