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.

"I would like to thank Kanako for an outstanding job with our daughter. She has engaged and challenged our young violin student with her instruction. Marcela really likes working with Kanako and it shows with her performance." 

- Paul P.

"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.