Bachelor of music in music performance and music education from Northern Arizona University with emphasis on Suzuki pedagogy; master of music in music performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from East Carolina University.

Mr. Tanaka is the former Suzuki program founder/director at Upper Valley Music Center and Twin State Suzuki Workshop in Lebanon, NH. A registered Suzuki teacher in Book 1 through Book 10, he has studied long-term Suzuki pedagogy with Louise Scott, Karin Hallberg, and Joanne Bath. Additional short-term training with Nancy Lokken, Barbara Barber, Alice Joy Lewis, and Daphne Hughes. He studied violin with Hana Aoto, Hal Grossman, Louise Scott, Victor Liva, and Ara Gregorian, and he was a former member of Flagstaff Symphony.

His students have received the award in the Northern Illinois Chandler-Starr Competition and various youth orchestras in the greater Chicago land area.

Previously, he taught at Upper Valley Music Center, Music Academy in Rockford, and Rockford College. Currently, Mr. Tanaka teaches violin at the Music Institute of Chicago and teaches privately in the Glenview area.


Two options; Available in English and Japanese

1. Taking lesson through the Music Institute of Chicago - privately & online

2. Take lesson privately and online- I teach Glenview/Skokie area

3. Take lesson remotely - using Zoom or google meet - online platform

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Interlochen Arts Academy卒業、Northern Arizona UniversityでMusic PerformanceとMusic Educationの学士号取得。
East Carolina UniversityにてMusic Performance、Suzuki Pedagogyの修士を取得。
青砥華、Hal Grossman, Louise Scott, Victor Liva, Ara Gregorianに師事する。スズキ教育学を、Louise Scott, Karin Hallberg, Joanne Bath, Michelle Georgeの下で学ぶ。

過去にニューハンプシャー州, Upper Valley Music CenterでSuzuki Program Director、Music Academy in Rockford, Rockford College等で教える。現在、Music Institute of Chicagoでバイオリンを指導しながら、シカゴ、Glenviewでバイオリンを指導中。