In addition to maintaining a private studio, Kanako is also on faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department and Cincinnati Strings. Kanako enjoys working with children and adults of all ages and offers lessons in the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as via Skype. 


"Kanako has been an engaging & inspiring teacher for my 5-year old. She finds ways to make the weekly 30-minute lesson fun. My daughter has been making steady progress and really enjoyed performing at the most recent recital." 

- Flannery H.

"She has a wonderful approach with children and does a great job at engaging my daughter and keeping her focused throughout her lesson. I've been amazed at the progress that my daughter has made and I attribute much of that to Kanako's teaching style." 

- Laura W.

"Our daughter loves that Kanako is gentle yet firm in her teaching style. She takes the time to discuss the goals before each lesson and then systematically goes about addressing them during the lesson. The fact that our daughter enjoys practicing with her is validation enough!!"

- Shantanu B.

"Her professionalism and knowledge of the violin exceeded my expectations. She was able to target my problem areas and provide exercises to remedy them."

- Elizabeth M.