Our teachers

Meet our fabulous team of music teachers.

Shizuka Takano

STUDIO DIRECTOR

Graduated with piano performance experience from Ferris University, Yokohama and a year participating in the Asia Pacific Program from Royal College of Music, London.

Shizuka initially worked in the sales department of a PR Company in Tokyo for three years, whilst at the same time fulfilling her passion for music, teaching piano in Tokyo to young children.

In 2011, Shizuka organized a classical music charity event for 100 people, to raise money and support the victims of the Japanese Fukushima earthquake.

Currently in her sixth year in Singapore, Shizuka is a certified Music Together Teacher, obtaining her licence after an intensive course in Los Angeles in May 2017.

Shizuka is passionate to continue her desire of teaching piano and educating young children through music.

Miori Sumita

PIANO teacher

Born in Tokyo, Miori graduated with piano performance experience from Kunitachi College of Music in Japan. 

She started learning Solfège and piano from the age of 4 and participated Dartington Music Summer Course in UK while she was in University.

Currently in her second year in Singapore, Miori also works as a sales representative at the Human Resource Company.

She has two children and understands the importance of communicating with them and their development through music. Miori is now a certified Mother Coach Japan by NPO and Music teachers at the junior high and high school level.

Jolene Khoo

Piano Teacher

Jolene graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Music Teaching (Piano). She has since accumulated over 10 years of teaching experience. She has taught children from as young as 2 years old, to adults in their 60’s.

Deeply passionate about music, Jolene’s rich musical journey unfolded at a young age with the piano as her first instrument. She also played the clarinet and saxophone in her school band. She continues to enrich her musical experience through singing in the choir. She also enjoys playing the guitar in her free time.

Jolene is currently furthering her education, specialising in music education. She aspires to develop an appreciation for music in children and impart her musical knowledge and piano skills to them.

Hemali

Music Together teacher

Hemali has always loved music and playing with children. She got a chance to experience the combination of both when she attended Music Together classes with her son and they ended up singing and humming the songs everywhere from the kitchen to the car! There was rarely an occasion where the music together songs were not on in the car stereo or at home.

The joy from singing together as a family (irrespective of how good or bad some of them were!), was just something that, she felt, had to shared with others. With this in mind Hemali set about getting trained in being a licensed Music Together teacher.

She has been teaching Music Together classes in Singapore since relocating here in mid-2019 and has since taught mixed age group classes across multiple centers as well as online classes during the COVID-related circuit breaker in Singapore.

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