INSTRUCTOR

nozaki yuma

Message From Yuma

Lessons offered:

・Acoustic Guitar

・Vocal

・Song Writing

Manager / Instructor / Yuma Nozaki

Profile

Yuma Nozaki was born in Kanagawa in 1981. Influenced by his father, who often played classical guitar at home, he picked up the guitar in elementary school and began composing songs during his middle school years. Yuma studied special education at Keio University and thrice participated in its Stanford University exchange program. He is currently focusing heavily on his work in education for disadvantaged children, as well as in music lessons for English-speaking foreigners. He also performs as a singer-songwriter, and has acted as the producer of a music event in his hometown Enoshima for five years in a row.
Message from the Studio

Yuma focuses on each student individually, drawing out new and unexpected possibilities and building trust with his students and their guardians. Students have stressed that they are not only happy to have learned more about music, but also to have had Yuma as their teacher.
Recommended for

・Those who wish to receive lessons in English

・Children with no music experience; students with an interest in composition

・Adults with a desire to sing their hearts out

yohei okamoto

Message From Yohei

Message From Yohei

Music brings unexpected joy; having it in your life makes you comfortable with and confident in being yourself.
As a child, I often isolated myself. I was lonely, and I felt like I didn’t belong—until I found music.
Music has allowed me to connect with precious friends, colleagues, and job opportunities.
You don’t need to bring textbooks to my lessons: just bring your body.
The most important thing is to enjoy ourselves together and collaborate to figure out where to go from there. That’s my teaching philosophy: to begin with a human connection.
Life has its ups and downs for everyone. So let’s use music to bring out more of the “ups.”
I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Lessons offered:

・Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele

・Vocal

Instructor / Yohei Okamoto

Profile

Yohei Okamoto was born in Kanagawa in 1978. He began playing piano at age 3 and took up the ukulele in the fourth grade. Some time later he tried the electric guitar at a music store, having long admired the instrument, and decided then and there to focus on music professionally. He began full-scale activities through a university club, making his major debut in 2001 as the guitar player-cum-vocalist of rock band Hermann H.& The Pacemakers. He served as their frontman at Rockin’ Japan and other music events with audiences ranging in the thousands. Yohei also writes songs for and produces other artists. Recently he has also begun working as a music instructor, teaching vocals, guitar, ukulele, and more.
Message from the Studio

Don’t let his shyness fool you: on the inside, Yohei is deeply passionate and enthusiastic, as well as highly experienced in both musical and interpersonal matters. He’s here to work with you directly on learning to enjoy music, becoming better at playing, or whatever other passions you may have.
Recommended for

・Adults who have always wanted start playing guitar

・Parents who want to play music with their children

・Students who want to start a band

COMING SOON

Message From Seigo

Message From Seigo

Hello! I’m Seigo Shishikura. My first priority for lessons is to show you how fun the guitar is and just how magical music can be.
This is the point from which I hope to teach you skills, techniques, and theories, while remaining open to pursuing whatever songs you personally wish to learn.
If you’re aiming to really level up your skills and become a pro, I’m here to share my knowledge and experiences.
I’ve played hit pop songs and bluesy roots music; I’ve played at massive arenas and at small bars; I’ve played with experimental artists and with famous singers.
I also have a lot of opinions about guitars themselves, amps, effect pedals, and so on, so I’m more than happy to help you make decisions about equipment.
I hope to not only help you improve your skills, but also to make music an integral part of your life. Hope to see you soon!

Lessons offered:

・ Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Instructor / Seigo Shishikura

Profile

Seigo Shishikura was born in Hokkaido in 1975. Growing up in a family of music lovers, he began listening to American and European music in elementary school and started taking guitar lessons in middle school. Throughout his high school years, he received awards and recognition in a number of contests. In 2006, he debuted on the Dreamusic major label; upon the break up of his band, he participated in many concerts and recordings as a freelance guitarist, arranger, and sound producer. He has served as the leader of ARASHI’s backing band since 2009, touring major arenas nationwide over the past 10 years. He formerly worked as a music instructor at schools such as MI Japan and Muse Academy of Music.
Message from Studio

Seigo is a kind and focused teacher who gently helps his students work through their mistakes. Interested in learning how to engineer professional sounding tracks using easily accessible equipment? Both ambitious and generous, Seigo has built up a store of knowledge and experiences that he is ready to share with you.
Recommendation from Studio

・Players who want to know how to make great sounds with pedals, amps, and gears.

・Beginners who really like J-pop.

・People who want to play solo or focus on improvisation.

MESSAGE

“Why even bother learning music?”
We can’t give you the “right” answer, but we are positive
that music enriches our lives.

Music will always be with you, for better or for worse.

Play guitar to have a blast with your friends.
Let your guitar express a wordless sorrow.
When you learn how to play music and start sharing your feelings,
an ineffable joy will spring forth from your heart.

Will I become a professional musician?
Will others recognize me for my accomplishments?

Don’t overthink it! Let heart and body be your instruments
—it’s time to embark on your new musical life!

nozaki yuma signature

“Why even bother learning music?”
We can’t give you the “right” answer, but we are positive that music enriches our lives.

Music will always be with you, for better or for worse.

Play guitar to have a blast with your friends.
Let your guitar express a wordless sorrow.
When you learn how to play music and start sharing your feelings, an ineffable joy will spring forth from your heart.

Will I become a professional musician?
Will others recognize me for my accomplishments?

Don’t overthink it! Let heart and body be your instruments—it’s time to embark on your new musical life!

nozaki yuma signature