Yuki specialises in teaching piano to children aged 3 and up. Being a rare piano teacher by being both a piano teacher as well as being an early childhood educator (ECE), she can make a significant contribution to the development of your child.
Yuki provides high-quality early childhood education and care specialising in piano lessons, which will support your child’s social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional development.
Currently, Yuki maintain her piano studio in West Vancouver. She has provided private piano lessons, group music classes and music theory lessons in West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Westside since 1996.
Yuki has been teaching piano for over 20 years. She worked as a preschool teacher who taught children between the age of 3 and 5. She also taught Music for Young Children (MYC) group music classes.
Yuki’s high-quality piano lesson will provide a positive starting point in life for your child. She provides age-appropriate developmental music activities that will help your child reach her full potential. The early music learning opportunities which she provides, will be linked with your child’s future success at school.
Experienced Piano Teacher with an ECE (Early Childhood Education)
West Vancouver’s piano teacher Yuki has been teaching piano for over 20 years. She has experience teaching piano, teaching at preschool and teaching music at preschool.
Extra Education & Training As An Early Childhood Educator
Yuki is one of the rare piano teachers with an ECE (Early Childhood Education).
This means she received a certificate in Early Childhood Education by studying the following:
- Developmental Psychology
- Interpersonal Relationships & Communications
- Introduction to Early Childhood Education
- Health, Safety & Nutrition
- Observing & Recording Child Development
- Development Through Play
- Guiding Children’s Behaviour
- Children With Special Needs
- Creative Experiences
- Family & Community
In addition, she did her two 500-hour practicums at two preschools in West Vancouver.
Educational Experience as a Piano Teacher
West Vancouver’s piano teacher Yuki started her early music education by being enrolled in a group music class in Japan when she was four years old. After a positive group music class experience and a discovery that she had perfect pitch, she was enrolled to take private piano lessons in Japan. She continued her piano studies in Australia and took Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) Examinations.
After she moved to Canada, Yuki graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC. She has an Associateship (ARCT) from The Royal Conservatory of Music.
Work Experience as a Piano Teacher in West Vancouver
Yuki was a piano instructor at the West Vancouver Community Centre in West Vancouver for 10 years. She was also a piano instructor at the Coal Harbour Community Centre in downtown Vancouver for 6 years. Now she teaches privately at her own piano studio in West Vancouver.
When Yuki was teaching at the West Vancouver Community Centre, she taught students ages 5 and above. However, she noticed that some parents were enrolling their four-year-olds for her to teach. In order to teach four-year-olds and three-year-olds efficiently and help them develop socially, physically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally, Yuki took Early Childhood Education course as she continued to teach piano. Eventually, she received a certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from Lethbridge College in Alberta and became a Licenced Early Childhood Educator in British Columbia.
After she received her ECE, Yuki continued to teach piano but also worked as a preschool teacher in order to gain more experience teaching young children in group settings.
Yuki has extensively explored what would serve as a link between preschool’s group music classes and formal piano lessons by studying and receiving teacher’s certificates of Kelly Kirby Piano Method, Orff (from UBC), Music for Young Children (MYC) and Music Together, and she has come up with her own eclectic method of piano teaching.
Hobbies & Interests
Piano teaching requires many hours of sitting in front of the piano. When she is not teaching piano, Yuki does her workouts, yoga and play tennis.
West Vancouver’s piano teacher Yuki enjoys travelling and enjoy visiting music-related destinations. Among other places, she has visited Vienna, Salzburg and Eisenstadt in Austria, Prague in Czech Republic and Eszterhaza in Fertod, Hungary. She only knows a little German but it really does help when she visits these places.
If you like Disney, being to Disneyland or Disney World, you should play Disney pieces. And if you are looking for more Disney-related destinations, you should visit Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California. And if you want more, you should also visit Walt Disney Hometown Museum in Marceline, Missouri. Her father drove all the way from Vancouver, Canada to Marceline, Missouri just to visit the museum.
A Member of BCRMTA
West Vancouver’s piano teacher Yuki is a member in good standing of BCRMTA (British Columbia Registered Music Teachers’ Association). She is qualified and entitled by the B.C. Provincial Legislative Act of 1947 to use RMT (Registered Music Teacher) designation.
By being a member of BCRMTA, Yuki enjoys membership in both BCRMTA and CFMTA (Canadian Federation of Music Teachers). Specifically, she belongs to the North Shore Branch, which is also known as the NSRMTA (North Shore Registered Music Teachers’ Association).
A Liability Insurance Coverage
Yuki’s piano students’ safety is of utmost importance to her.
Her RMT (Registered Music Teacher) membership includes Westland Insurance’s group policy for $5 million Comprehensive General Liability and $500,000 Tenants Legal Liability which extends to locations that are rented on a temporary basis.
However, please note that, according to CFMTA’s monthly memo dated July 1, 2020, Westland Insurance would not cover liability for exposure to Covid-19. Although CFMTA was currently exploring options for protecting their members and the members’ students, no insurer was willing to cover this risk, no matter the profession or the circumstances.
Language of Instruction
Yuki is bilingual in English and Japanese. You can choose for your child to take lessons in English or Japanese.
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