|Monday||2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
Sakura Piano Studio
About this pro
Sakurako Kanemitsu has been teaching privately and in academic settings for nearly a decade in the Sacramento area. With degrees in piano performance in both bachelor's and master's, she has a wide range of experience of teaching students as young as 5 years old, well into adulthood with skill level from absolute beginner to students wanting to pursue music professionally. Her students regularly participate in local music competitions and festivals, as well as the MTAC Certificate of Merit every year. Ms. Sakurako is passionate about passing down to future generations the beauty and the high-level of art making that is piano playing. With many students engrossed in virtual reality and participating in large amounts of "screen time" it is important for students to also be grounded in the "here-and-now" through learning and playing music. Playing an instrument has been scientifically proven to be the only activity that can light up all areas of the brain at the same time, making it one of the most demanding and difficult thing a person can do. But with that, great benefits can be reaped! Taking part in regular lessons and practicing sessions has been proven to enhance anyone's concentration, problem-solving, and flexibility in other areas of study--not just in music. Ms. Sakurako also enjoys guiding seasoned players to expand their sound into even more sensitive and colorful sphere as well as ways to express emotions through the piano.
10 years in business
8 hires on Thumbtack
Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, work quality, and value.
Patricia P.Mar 31, 2018Verified
Sakurako was was professional, enthusiastic fun to work with. I am an adult beginner and she made my first lesson enjoyable as well as educational. I highly recommend Sakarako for beginners.Jan 9, 2018Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?30 min lesson--$30 (recommended for beginners) 45 min lesson-- $45 (recommended for intermediate) 60 min lesson--$60 (recommended for late intermediate to advanced) There is a 15% discount for siblings.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We will start off with a free trial lesson which typically takes about 30 minutes. During that time we will assess the student's level of skill, what their initial goals are, and discuss what I expect as a teacher from them. We will go over the studio policy and discuss about any materials that may need to be purchased (such as books/metronome). After, if for some reason the lesson time or day needs to be changed to accommodate scheduling, we can find something that works.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Bachelor of Music in piano performance as well as a Master's in Music in piano performance. I perform regularly and have been teaching students of all ages and levels for almost ten years. I participate yearly in international music festivals to be in touch with fellow musicians and to keep learning about my craft. I have also been playing the piano since I was 5 years old.
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