“My 10 year old daughter takes piano with Machiko. She is very positive and nurturing in her teachings: My daughter has gained so much confidence in her skills and I can not wait to see how she will continue to grow.. Machiko has a very calm and warm soul that I believe helps motivate her students. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to learn music and piano.. also her price is right.. check her out and do a trial!! You will be very happy you did!!! Amazing!”
— Sandee W.
“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! ”
— Naomi M. on Fri Jan 13 2017
“ 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! ”
— Melissa Willa on Sun Sep 17 2017
“Machiko has taught my daughter (age 12) and son (age 10). Both kids have loved their lessons -- Machiko is positive, patient, and reliable. ”
— Bill S
“Machiko sensei was really nurturing to my then 5 years old girl, learning to play and enjoy the piano. She was gentle and fun. We wish she came back to the Bay Area again!”
— Akiko O.
“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.”
— Nagisa Yamamoto on Mon Mar 13 2017
“ 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. Thank you Machiko and we'll miss you! ”
— Alison H. on Tue Sep 12 2017
“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! ”
— Lauren Owenmark
“ 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. ”
— Daphne Zenk on Mon Sep 11 2017
“ 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. ”
— Beth Maldonado on Mon Sep 18 2017
“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! ”
— Jennifer Tilley
“Machiko was great with my 4 year old. She is very patient and kind, two key qualities that make a great teacher.”
— Anna K.
“Machiko was an exceptional piano teacher. She is extraordinary at sharing her passion for music with our young children!”
— Don S.
“Machiko spent an academic year introducing my son to piano. He was an older beginner (9 years old), but she was able to encourage him and find material to engage and challenge him! Machiko provided a great introduction to piano for my son. I would highly recommend her to future students. Machiko also spent time helping my 11 y/o hone her flute technique. Machiko is a very talented musician with multiple musical perspectives that served my family very well.”
— Leslee K.