“I have been impressed again and again at how Atsuko has kept T__ engaged. She doesn’t overwhelm him, yet she teaches to his full ability. (…) I am so very confident that Atsuko will be a great asset to your institution. She has been a treasure to our family, and I recommend her without hesitation to any friend looking for a piano teacher.”
- parent of a student who started at age 6 and is now 9
“She is a remarkable, kind, and talented teacher, and we are so fortunate to have found her when we were first searching for a new piano instructor after our 2015 move. I recommend her with the greatest enthusiasm.”
- parent of a student who started at age 7 and is now 14
Atsuko did her undergraduate training at Elizabeth University in Hiroshima, Japan, her MMus at Stanford University, and her DMA at BU, specializing in the music of Ravel. In Japan she taught at the Elizabeth School of Music for Children, and was an Associate Professor at Elizabeth University.
In the US, in addition to her studio at Wayland School of Music, she has taught at All-Newton Music School and Brookline Music School for over 20 years.
Atsuko has appeared in solo and chamber music recitals in Japan, Spain, and the US, and as concerto soloist with several orchestras. She is also pianist and organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Everett.