Piano and rhythmic classes in English located in Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.

At Michi's Music School, kids love both music and English.

Learning Piano and English together is fun and full of excitement, bringing smiles to everyone.

We help children become skilled at piano, learn English, and explore a wider world through music.

Our classes are becoming more diverse with students from different countries joining us recently.



Piano in English

We use easy English for questions and explanations, so kids can feel comfortable answering in English during lessons.

You can relax and enjoy the classes!


A 5-year-old who enjoys English naturally uses expressions like 'Oops' and 'Oh my god!'—English just comes out effortlessly for them.


We read aloud using vocabulary and grammar from the teaching materials. Additionally, we assign homework involving writing English sentences or the alphabet on original worksheets.


We also create English sentences using original cards and tailor lessons according to each student.


Students naturally develop the ability to understand English classes and enhance their English listening skills while learning the piano.

Those who have improved their listening skills enjoy expanding their horizons by listening to Western music on YouTube or watching movies in English.

It's a holistic approach that broadens their perspective on the world.


Furthermore, by singing in English while playing the piano, students improve their intonation, accent, and sense of rhythm. This makes it easier for them to memorize words and English phrases. Within just two months, they can play and sing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star'.


We explore various genres such as popular, blues, jazz, and more, in addition to classical music. By playing music from around the world, students not only gain knowledge of different musical styles but also delve into the historical and cultural contexts. This broadens their perspectives on the world, changes their values, and expands the possibilities in their lives.

In this video, she is already playing and singing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,' even though it's only been two months since she transitioned from the English Rhythmic to the English Piano Course.

Piano in Japanese

Assessing each individual's abilities in an instant, bringing out their unique personality and sensibility, students have achieved the ability to play with both hands in just three months of learning. In recitals, they perform skillfully with both hands, delighting parents and guardians. 


In addition to playing the piano, students engage in fun lessons by feeling the rhythm with tambourines and mini drums, sensing phrases with scarves, and incorporating rhythmics. Sensing these elements with their bodies adds a three-dimensional quality to the music. Imagining as they play enhances their creativity and expressive abilities.


Expression skills cultivated through piano go beyond playing the instrument. They become valuable for self-expression, allowing students to articulate their opinions and speak confidently in presentations. During lessons, I encourage students to share their thoughts by asking questions like 'How did you play?' and 'What aspects did you focus on during practice?' I make an effort to draw opinions from students rather than providing answers myself. During recitals, I conduct interviews with each student, allowing them to articulate their impressions and thoughts confidently.


Pianos that require practice become a source of habits, perseverance, accomplishment, and confidence through daily practice. This not only applies to piano but also extends to various areas. It positively influences other activities and clubs, with some students being selected as team members in extracurricular activities.


Playing the piano has been proven to have positive effects on the brain. It makes sense when you consider that nearly half of Tokyo University students had learned the piano.

This video showcases a lesson during Halloween week. It's a bit different from our regular lessons, incorporating music games to have fun while reinforcing musical notes and rhythms.

Rhythmic class in English

My English Rhythmic classes, open to children as young as 1 year old, provide an immersive experience where they explore music along with English. This combination creates a synergistic effect, making it easier for them to grasp the rhythm of the language. We have students who start talking to stuffed animals at age 3 and singing English songs, like 'English Paprika,' by the age of 5.


During the early childhood years, children can genuinely enjoy rhythmic activities and naturally pick up English.


During the early childhood years, children can genuinely enjoy rhythmic activities and naturally pick up English. With their keen ears and early exposure, they absorb information quickly, fostering an 'English ear' and developing an 'English brain.


In my actual English Rhythmic classes, we use adorable English cards, instruments, and scarves to make the lessons enjoyable for the children.


We move our bodies in coordination with a live grand piano, walking, running, jumping, and galloping, all while staying focused during our English Rhythmic lessons.


Moving to the beat helps develop a natural sense of rhythm.


Engaging in activities such as riding vehicles or pretending to be animals nurtures imagination and expressive skills. Children learn to distinguish between high and low tones, varying intensities, and different rhythms. Connecting these concepts from adorable characters to musical notes helps them naturally develop a sense of rhythm.


In the Rhythmic class, we also play the piano a bit, with the intention of connecting to piano lessons in the future.

Parents of students who have moved to the 'English Piano' course have shared that their children have significantly improved their listening skills, as they concentrate on listening to English during the lessons.

This video captures a glimpse of an English Rhythmic lesson. We sing in English and engage in rhythmic activities using English picture books.

Online lessons

Amid the temporary school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many piano studios had to suspend lessons.

However, my school took proactive measures by introducing Zoom lessons from April 2020. Even during the state of emergency, we seamlessly transitioned to online lessons.


Furthermore, even if there are minor health concerns preventing in-person piano lessons, you can rest assured as we can easily switch to online lessons, ensuring a consistent and reliable learning experience. 


While online lessons may have seemed unimaginable before, the reality is that now, regardless of your location, be it anywhere in Japan or around the world, you can take lessons via Zoom without having to physically come in. 


We incorporate games and quizzes that are exclusive to online lessons, making the sessions enjoyable and engaging.

Adult course

For those adults who want to resume playing the piano, we offer lessons on a reservation basis for those who cannot attend every week (by appointment). You can master the songs you want to play.