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今年度からの先生 Introducing Our New Instructors




Michael YH Lim講師

マレーシア出身で、母国語が英語とマレー語のマイケル先生は、オーストラリアのロイヤルメルボルン工科大学(RMIT Univ.)卒業および大学院修了。http://www.rmit.edu.au/ 現在までエリクソン社に勤務。OKスタジオでは英検準1級以上の受験者やTOEICTOEFL、IELTSでの高得点を目指す生徒にオールイングリッシュのレッスンを提供しています。レッスン料は4500円/時間(1名)6000円/時間(2名)です。










Introducing Three New Instructors


Michael YH Lim

Born in Malaysia. Native speaker of English and Bahasa Malaysia. Bachelor, RMIT University. Master, RMIT University. Having worked for Ericsson.

He offers English language lessons to the students, whose level is higher than the 2nd grade of Eiken, to help them get a certificate of pre1st or 1st grade of Eiken, and be successful in TOEIC, TOEFL or IELTS exam.


Ai Machii

Graduated at the head from Tokyo Music Collage in flute major. Graduated from CRR de Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Supérieure Flûte (2006) Perfectionnement Flûte (2008). Master, Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana. https://aimachii.com/bio-francais/

She offers flute lessons in French, English as well as Japanese. She will accept any students regardless of their skill level; however, in general, 135cm or taller is required in their height to play the flute well enough.


Reiya Kobayashi

Started playing the electric guitar at age 10. Having had belonged to the light music club as a guitarist through her junior-high and high school days. Freshman of Rikkyo University (2017).

She is quite a young instructor appropriate for beginners who want to start playing the guitar in a band. She has been playing pop music in many live concerts, so that she is able to teach a lot of chord workings guitar learners should know to enjoy playing hit tunes. The lesson fee costs ¥2000 per 30 minutes or ¥3500 per 60 minutes.


 One scene where Reiya accompanied vocals https://youtu.be/DBPnvWNU05s



Ko Ito







Happy New Year! A student who lives further than walking distance started using Skype.


Thank you for everything that had been under control in our lessons and performances last year. Now that even the lesson using Skype smoothly began this happy 2017 year, I'm excited at the prospect of challenging periods of our time.

We had a lesson with Skype on Jan 13 and that was actually our first time using Skype between a teacher and a student. The student used to visit our classroom to take lessons but now he started using Skype because he lives further than walking distance. It seems easy for him to take the lesson using Skype rather than coming here by train, and he looks even more satisfied with this lesson.

I was puzzled whether or not my PC was working normally at first, and I called a maintenance specialist who is with Bonafide, Ltd. to help me with mamipulation, then he found some mistakes I made, finally it was settled satisfactorily.

Though my PC uses an optical line and the student's uses a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi),  there was no trouble on our tele-communication during the lesson.


Wishing you a happy, healthy and successful new year!


















2016演奏パーティ(発表会)プログラム The brochure of the students' annual concert 2016










We're going to hold an annual concert in which many of the students voluntarily take part to show their present achievements in December 2016. Though the concert like this is generally called Happyo-kai in Japanese, we call our Happyo-kai the performances party. 

This concert consists of three parts: the 1st set is from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Saturday 17th, the 2nd set is from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Sunday 18th, and the 3rd set is from 8:10 to 9:40 pm on Sunday 18th. The students under 4th grade of elementary school show their live performance on Saturday and others show up on Sunday. On the stage of Saturday performance, almost all the students play the piano; however, a 1st grade student plays the violin, and two kindergarten students sing songs. On Sunday, many junior-high students play intermediate or advanced pieces on the piano and sing pop tunes with a backing band besides 4th or over elementary students playing the piano. The 3rd set will start 10 minutes after the 2nd set, so you can watch both sets continuously. Please make sure carefully when your acquaintance is going to appear on the stage and be there in advance as early as possible in order not to miss it.

All the audience need to pay 500 yen for a soft drink or 800 yen for an alcohol drink when entering the hall. Then we give you a card, which is proving your payment, with your drink so that you can reenter the hall free without ordering by only showing the card to the front desk clerk. For example, if you order a drink on Saturday, you don't have to order again on Sunday because this card is valid during whole this session.



Ko Ito



What's cam?

According to a dictionary I have, cam means 'a part on a wheel that sticks out and changes the CIRCULAR movement of the wheel into up-and-down or backwards-and-forwards movement (OALD 7th edition)'. But I think the following cam just stands for 'web camera'.


The other day, we got a BCC950 ConferenceCam made by Logicool to use it with Skype app for our music lessons. It is standing by the right side of the monitor on the desk in this photo.


Even if a student cannot come to the lesson room due to the storm or the like, we will be able to offer him/her the lesson through Skype.


 BCC950 Conferncecam has 180° pan and 55° tilt, that's why we can use it putting on a high or low place to film well playing not only the piano but other instruments such as violin and guitar as well. 


As for the theory class students, I've been thinking it is a waste of money for them that they need to spend so long time alone to solve problems in harmony by themselves during every lesson. 

I expect Skype to stop wasting time and reduce students' frustration. For instance, once the students finished solving some harmony problems first, they call me or another instructor with Skype and get us to check their solutions, and after being pointed out their mistakes, they hang up Skype to correct mistakes spending more time; then they call us again with Skype if they finished solving problems anew. In the way like this, the students will certainly have enough time to meet problems without worrying about wasting money.

Let me know if you want to try taking a theory lesson in this style. I will offer some lessons for free for a while using Skype, regarding them as just experiments toward the next stage.





今のところ、100%の生徒が教室まで通ってくれるか、私が生徒宅に出張するかの形でレッスンしていますから、写真ではモニターの右横や上に置いてみた、このロジクールBCC950 ConferenceCam というウェブカメラはレッスンには用いていないですね。残念。








井藤 好











Room 1 にて練習中の美少女ギタリストたち・・・らしき。





井藤 好






How to use our rooms for your music

Thank you for many inquiries.

Now I need to tell you how to use our renewal facilities for your studying music.


If you would like to learn playing the piano for the first time, YAMAHA DGP-1 in the Room 1 is available. DGP stands for Digital Grand Piano and this piano is also called Gran' Touch. Besides biginners, intermediates study playing the piano often using it.

When the intermediate or advanced students need to complete playing some classical piano pieces, YAMAHA GC1SN settled in the Room 3 is recommended. In this case you have to pay ¥1000 per within an hour in addition to the regular lesson fee.


Room 1

The Room 1 is such a large space as to be suitable for an ensemble practice as well.


Room 3

f:id:okstudiotoday:20160921115614j:imageThe Room 3 has a desktop computer, so that you can use Skype app for lesoons in various instruments.


Room 2

f:id:okstudiotoday:20161006094039j:plain The Room 2 is used for the lesson in voice (vocal), violin, flute, guitar, bass guitar or Keyboard. This room is equiped with a vocal amp, a mic stand, guitar amps, bass amps, a keyboard amp, and even a fridge, especially for vocal students to moisten their throat with a drink.


When you arrive at OK studio earlier than the appointed time, you should wait in the Room 4 until the lesson starts.


Room 4

 You can watch TV, video and/or DVD in this room. There are many different types of books, such as mangas, picture books written in English and math/science books.


Every student of OK studio can use each room for free except the Room 3 as long as the room is vacant. Flute or violin students would, however, be required to pay charge that is ¥500 for the Room 2 or ¥1000 for the Room 1 per within an hour. Persons other than the students of OK studio are also allowed to use the Room 1 and/or the Room 2 with the same charge.


Don't hesitate to ask for more details.





Ko Ito








Room 1  ピアノ&学習室 (12帖)
YAMAHA DGP-1 Gran' Touch が設置されています。
Room 2  ヴォーカル室 (5帖)
Room 3  グランドピアノ&PC室 (7.5帖)


YAMAHA GC1SN が設置されています。
Room 4  休憩室 (6帖)
 空室であれば生徒は無料でRoom 3以外の部屋を使うことができます(フルート科・ヴァイオリン科は有料)。
※外部の方の練習・学習に、Room 1 と Room 2 をお貸しすることが可能です。
Room 1 は1時間につき1000円(1時間未満同額、DGP・キーボード使用料込み)、Room 2 は500円(1時間未満同額、キーボード使用料込み、各種アンプ使用料別)です。