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Piano Instructors

カワイアーティスト  AyseDeniz カワイピアノ ( Kawai Piano ) - sLs Group, sLs Japan

AyseDeniz Gokcin is a classical/rock crossover pianist and a neo-romantic composer currently splitting her time between Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul She started playing the piano at age five and was considered a child prodigy. She has performed in over 24 countries as a soloist around the world ranging from classical to rock festivals and concert halls.

AyseDeniz is recognized internationally for her ability to unite the classical genre with classic rock and creating original rock arrangements and compositions, which she now performs for fans worldwide to sold-out shows. She has appeared on BBC&CNN News, Vogue Fashion Magazine, Classic FM, Prog Rock Magazine, and more.  

With a Bachelors from Eastman School and a Masters from Royal Academy of Music, she uses her classical education to unite her 500K+ global fans online and in live concerts with a mission to connect people from different backgrounds who share the love of piano. 

As of April 2019, AyseDeniz is a Kawai Artist. 
 She joins the ranks of notable artists such as 
Yoshiki (X-Japan)Muse, and OneRepublic as part of the Exclusive Kawai Artist Family.

2021  - Interview on BBC Radio 3 with Jess Gillam. Click to listen: BBC Radio 3

2021 - Lufthansa Group and British Airways Flights feature AyseDeniz's "A Chopin Affair" Album on all flights.

2022- 22, Britannica named AyseDeniz one of the top 20 most influential young musicians / artists. The Britannica Encyclopedia is the oldest English encyclopedia in the world.

2022 - A Kawai Artist Piano Academy , Borderless Piano - sLs Japan ( in collaboration with sLs Group )

(Read Her Biography)Ayse Deniz JAPAN official Website

Alejandra Jurado,英語ピアノ slsjapan Piano lessons in English 音楽と言語教師

Alejandra Jurado is a professional piano teacher graduated from the University of Cauca, Colombia. She has been awarded the First Prize at the "National Competition for Young Talents 2000" by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Valle, as well as the First Prize at the competition "Sala Beethoven 7.30" in Cali in 2008 and 2009.
With ten years of experience as a piano teacher under her belt, she worked at Cauca University and Nariño University, forming and educating new generations of young pianists. She has been an active performer as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist for other instruments and various musicians. She worked in the Philippines and Japan, and it is because of her deep interest in more disciplines of the human spirit beyond the arts, that she trained and grew in other fields of education, enriching her expertise and making her teaching system more holistic and integrated to the life of her apprentices. "I strongly believe that teaching is like opening a door to a world of discovery where we both learn, hand to hand with the student".

Reiko Kinoshita

Reiko is from Tokyo, Japan. She started studying piano at the age of 5. She completed her Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree at ICU University in Tokyo, Japan. She then spent 3 years in Singapore, 7 years in Hong Kong and 3 years in Chicago, U.S.A. In 2018, she passed the Trinity Piano Performance LTCL level with Distinction. She also performed duo recitals, which were well received. Alongside this, she was a private piano teacher for ages 4 to adult. In addition to solo performances, she was also actively involved in accompanying cello and violin concerts and competitions. In Chicago, she regularly took part in concerts in a nursing home.

For lessons with young children, she uses a variety of toys and tools to help them experience how to play. She is fluent in English and Japanese.

Susana Hun Hwan, Spanish born Taiwanese pianist. A finalist in the Hazen Intercentros of Madrid Piano Competition and winner of the first prizes in the Hazen Piano Competitions (Madrid).She has given concerts in the city of Madrid at the Auditorio Nacional (National Auditorium), Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San-Sebastián/Donostia and in Bilbao at the Theatre Campos Elíseos among others.

She has also been a member of the group Kantometric's Trio where they have made public

appearances in big halls, such as the Orfeón

Donostiarra. She also received master classes with great soloists such as Ana Guijarro, Elena Orobio, Claudio Martínez, Mehner, Miguel Herranz, Pascal Jean Marignan, David Kuyken, Luis del Valle, Kennedy Moretti, Daniel del Pino, Denis Losev and Denis Pascal.

At the present day she completed her violin studies with Pedro Aguinaga, and has obtained a Master's

Degree in Soloist Performance at the Centro Superior Katarina Gurska with Javier Negrín, where she also

completed her Bachelor’s studies with Noelia Rodiles. She speaks Spanish, English, Chinese mandarin and Japanese

Carrissa 英語ピアノslsjapan piano online lessons in English オンラインレッスン 音楽と言語教師

Carrissa started learning the piano at the age of 10. She passed her ABRSM Grade 8 Piano with Distinction at the age of 17. 
Carrissa is a Music graduate from King’s College London, United Kingdom. Her study in King’s leads to advanced work in History of Western Music, Musicology, Music Performance (Piano), Music Composition and Music Analysis. 
Carrissa received her piano training at the Royal Academy of Music, London. She passed her Piano Performance Examination with a First-class result.
Carrissa was selected to participate in various music festivals in the Europe, including the FEST- YN (2017), Spain; the VI & VII International Piano Festival Torre de Canyamel, Spain (2017,2018), which was organized in collaboration with the Royal College of Music (RCM) and the Moscow Conservatory, She has performed alongside with pianists from the UK, Spain, Russia, China, Japan and Korea during the international piano festival. In 2018, 
Carrissa has 8 years of teaching experience in Music, specializing in Piano Performance teaching. In her teaching, she focuses on delivering specific performing techniques required for different musical works from each musical period, and helps to solve technical issues in piano playing. 

Carell - sLs Japan Piano Instructor - sLs Japan ピアノ講師

Kate Henry is a classically trained pianist, a licensed professional teacher for K-12 music, a music education researcher and advocate, and an author of an original piano book series. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan, working as a kindergarten music teacher in an IB international school in the city.

Kate was born and raised in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. She had early exposure to music and started taking piano lessons at age 6. She obtained her degree in Bachelor of Music, Major in Music Education with Piano Principal, at St. Scholastica's College, Manila (with distinction: Cum Laude) in 2015. During her entire college, she was a recipient of the Sr. Baptista Battig Music Foundation Scholarship, granted a full-tuition scholarship for academic and artistic excellence. She moved to Hiroshima, Japan in 2017 to pursue her Master of Music in Music Education degree at Elisabeth University of Music. She was given the Cecilia Award, the highest honor for the top graduate in music education research. She was also a recipient of the Loyola International Exchange fund, offering her a full scholarship for her entire post-graduate studies in recognition of her previous academic and professional achievements. 

Kate's advocacy is about spreading the importance of music education by giving free music lessons and concerts to poverty-stricken and less fortunate communities in her country, the Philippines. 

Kate is also a music education researcher. 


Kate has performed solo piano and as an accompanist for many local artists, chamber groups, and choral groups both in the Philippines and Japan. She has 15 years of experience in teaching piano from kids to adults (beginner to advanced levels), preparing them for exams including applied music and theory for conservatory auditions. She has taught in many prominent music studios in the Philippines. She eventually opened her own music school in Makati City in 2015, and it is still thriving since then.

sLs Japan 英語と中国語のピアノ講師 english and chinese piano instructor

Kathrine is from Malaysia. She started learning piano at the age of 6. She completed both the ABRSM Grade 8 practical and theory exam in the year of 2012. With the great passion of pursuing music knowledge, she went to UCSI University and completed a bachelor's degree in Contemporary Music. Hence, this helps Kathrine equipped with knowledge in both classical and jazz/popular music.
During her university life, she was actively participating in the choir ensemble. She went for competitions in various countries like Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand, and has achieved excellent results of Gold and Silver medal.
Kathrine has almost 6 years of teaching experiences, both in Malaysia and Singapore. She has experience in teaching special needs students, junior music courses and private piano lessons. She also incorporates the Kodaly and Orff method in her teaching, hence making her lesson fun and interesting. With her cultural background in Malaysia, she can speak fluently in Chinese, English, Malay, Cantonese, and conversational level in Japanese

CuiLin  英語ピアノ教師 piano instructor slsjapan piano lesson in English

CuiLin is from China. She started to learn piano at the age of 6 and later on she learned how to play the electronic organ. Exceptional skills in both Piano and Organ. She graduated from the Music Education Department of Xi'an Conservatory of Music. She used to be an intern music instructor.  She has taught general music and piano at primary schools.

Besides, she also taught piano (private lessons) in China
(from Grade 1 to higher diploma level in English, Japanese or Chinese) 
Therefore, she has gained professional experience in music education especially in piano teaching for young learners.

She speaks 3 languages: Chinese, English and Japanese.

Jennifer  Piano sensei -  sLs Japan

( Jennifer ) My family is from Taiwan and Indonesia. I started to learn piano at the age of 5 and violin at age of 12 and qualified for the Taiwanese Music school for the Gifted and Talented. I studied in Singapore for high school and completed my bachelor’s degree of comparative cultures in Sophia University in Tokyo. I passed grade 8 with distinction of ABRSM piano performance in age of 16 and the ABRSM Diploma in piano teaching. I have taught in international school in Tokyo for Secondary music curriculum and was a piano instructor for young learners.

In recent years, I am dedicated  in volunteering music performance in senior’s homes or charity events. Learning instruments is not just about learning techniques, but expressing oneself and hopefully sharing joy to others. 

Fluent in Taiwanese, Chinese mandarin, English and Japanese.

Maiko started piano at age 5 in New York. She earned bachelor and master degree at Manhattan School of Music, studied solo piano with Andre Michel Schub and accompaniment with John Forconi.

She also studied with Golda Tatz, Krzysztof Jablonski at Kirishima International Music Festival, Andrea Lucchesini at International Summer Academy Mozarteum.

Maiko started her career as a piano teacher in 2018. She’s been teaching various students from beginner to advanced.

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