My teaching philosophy is to focus on building well-rounded musicianship in my students, which enables them to fully enjoy the music, express themselves, and creates good self-esteem. I believe it is essential that students become fluent as soon as possible in reading in order to play with correct notes and rhythms from the first. Using this approach, students are much less likely to have to “unlearn” mistakes, a much more difficult process than learning correctly from the start. At the same time, they are much more likely to enjoy practicing on their own and often will start to play extra time for pure enjoyment. Let’s quest together for the Joy of Music!
A native of Japan, pianist Atsuko Jozaki has studied in several prestigious institutions worldwide and earned her doctoral degree from Boston University (D. M. A.). She has received scholarships including the Hiroshima Scholarship (Japan) and Mención Honorifica (Spain), won the Student Soloist Award from Stanford University and was chosen as a member of an honorary society for music, Pi Kappa Lambda at Boston University. She has been a member of the Brookline Music School faculty since 1999.
Atsuko Jozaki’s orchestral and solo experiences include performances with, among others, the Elisabeth University Orchestra and the Stanford Symphonic Orchestra; She also serves as Choir Director at the Glendale United Methodist Church, and Organist at the First United Parish of Everett.
B.A. Elisabeth University, Japan; Diploma, Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid, Spain; M.M. Stanford University; D.M.A. Piano, Boston University