- Chiyoko Terada
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to nurture their music education.
Chiyoko Terada was introduced to the piano at the age of five by Seiko Watanabe. She continued to play and then, as a freshman in Dokkyo University, she added the violin and become part of the university orchestra and the Philharmonic Ensemble Orchestra in Tokyo. At age 22 she graduated with a Bachelor of Law, and continued to study music. In 1992 she was invited to participate in a concert tour in the United States. She traveled with the Philharmonic Ensemble Orchestra and played both in Philadelphia and at Carnegie Hall in Yew York. She was also invited to participate in a concert tour in Austria and perform at the Wiener Musikverein Hall.
In 1999 she moved to the United States with her husband. She soon joined the Oakland Civic Orchestra and the Nova Vista Symphony. In 2004 she became acquainted with Tamriko Siprashvili and soon found that she wanted to share her love for the piano and music. She obtained a certification of Teaching Piano and began teaching privately. Tamriko invited her to join the Inspire team in 2013 where she is currently teaching private piano lessons. In addition to piano, Chiyoko is playing both the viola and violin in local orchestras and string ensembles and continues to work closely with Tamriko.
Teaching Style and Philosophy
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to nurture their music education. It is my desire to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is both safe and supports creativity.
My teaching style fosters intrinsic motivation and stimulates the passion to learn. My students and I work hard together to master skills necessary to reach goals.
For myself teaching provides an opportunity for continual learning and growth. I believe music should always be a part of life. It doesn't have to be your career, but making it part of your everyday routine is important. One of my goals as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students, as I share my own passion for learning with them.