“Mizue is an amazing piano teacher. She is very nice and has an amazing amount of patience. Mizue has really helped me advance in piano.” – By Tia M, a 4th grader
“Mizue is a top rate quality music teacher. She has provided consistent professional instruction that we truly value. At recital time, we can tell that all of her students and families greatly value her expertise and style.” – By Tia’s mom
“I’m an adult student & am delighted to find such a good fit for piano lessons. Mizue’s jazz and blues understanding is perfect for what I want to achieve. I value her ability to work well with a nontraditional student.” – By Mike, adult student
“Mizue has been an excellent instructor for our daughter Shanelle. Shanelle seemed to learn fast and was challenged just enough to keep it interesting and wanting more. We have Mizue to thank for allowing us to hear music coming from our piano rather than noise.” – By Lori & Curtis, parents
“One of our daughters began her lessons with Mizue Murakami when she was in the 2nd grade and excelled to Mizue Murakami instruction methods. We were so satisfied with how our daughter was progressing that we enrolled our two other daughters a short time later. We have been with Mizue Murakami for over three years now and continue to be extremely pleased in our children’s’ progress and appreciation of music.” – By Yamamoto family of 3 daughters
“Taking piano lessons from Mizue Murakami was an experience I will never forget. Over the course of eight years, her lessons and teachings have given me so many opportunities as a musician and as an artist. With her, not only are you learning how to play the piano, but you’re also learning, appreciating, and experiencing the musical creativity inside of you. She cares and wants you as a musician and as a student to succeed. Mizue Murakami is also a brilliant pianist and is someone who I really look up to when it comes to playing music, especially Jazz. I have learned so much from her and I am truly grateful for all of the time and effort she has spent on making me into a better musician, artist, and person.” – By Wilson, Senior year in high school
“ I have been taking lessons from Mizue for almost 3 1/2 years. I started with piano lessons and after a year or so switched focus from playing to composing, arranging, and orchestrating. Mizue is a fantastic teacher, and I have learned so much from her. She has an amazing breadth of music knowledge and an ability to explain and illustrate concepts clearly. She is also very patient when I just can’t seem to “get it” right away. I highly recommend her.” – By Christopher, adult student, on Google review
“Mizue is a fantastic teacher on all levels. She’s an exceptionally gifted musician, extremely patient and encouraging, and thoroughly dedicated and organized. I’ve made a number of requests of pieces (maple leaf rag, linus and lucy) and types of music (blues, ragtime, jazz) and she’s gone out of her way to find arrangements that I can play even as a beginner. This has made the learning experience MUCH more fun for me, and I’ve found the whole process of practicing and playing more enjoyable than ever before. I enthusiastically recommend Mizue!recommend her.” – By Adam, adult student, on Google review
“Mizue is a great teacher. She is very patient, knowledgeable, and kind. She is able to tailor the lesson with what I would like to focus. She is fun and definitely a great teacher!” – By Priscilla, adult student, on Google review
“We have been taking lessons from Mizue for almost 3 years and have been very impressed with the quick progress our kids have made. She is a highly skilled musician and teacher who inspires confident playing and advancement. The kids always come away energized and ready to practice. We are lucky to have her as an instructor!” – By Brian, father, on Google review
“Mizue has been a great teacher for our family. We have tried several piano teachers over the years and she is the best by far. She adjusts her teaching to each of us. Mizue is not only teaching how to play piano but to helping us become better musicians. Highly recommended!!” – By Jon, 1 of 4 family member students, on Google review
“I have been taking piano lesson with Mizue for exactly one year now. I have nothing else but great things to say. I am an adult beginner. I have never imagined playing piano with both hands. But I’m happy to report that I can now. Mizue is patient and accommodate my learning interests. She also has a lot of young students. And I learned that Mizue used to be a professional performer. I would highly recommend her for piano learning for all ages and skill levels.” – By Austrine, adult student, on Yelp review
“I have been learning piano playing with Ms. Mizue for over a year now. I’m grateful to Ms”I have. Mizue for her patience and guidance not only during the lessons but also the help for picking a piano and answer any piano learning related questions offline. Lesson session with Ms. Mizue is always encouraging and comfortable; She is able to promptly identify the improvements I can make for each piece I play and give guidance for future improvements. She shows interests in my music taste and together we pick the next piece to work on for my level. As an adult learner, time flexibility and learning curve are the two main obstacles. For me, when I get busy at work, I don’t get much time to practice between weekly lessons, Ms. Mizue is ok with that and emphasize that the piano lesson could keep the momentum going. However, if you want to see a steady improvement, consistency is important, even 10 minutes per day is better than one-time 1 hour playing before each lesson. I took that advice and do notice the differences! Finally, Ms. Mizue is a great teacher with sophisticated piano skills and patience. After one year with her, I feel more motivated and learning more and more in piano playing (when you are an adult learner, there are too many distractions. Keeping the interest and motivation is so important! :)) I recommend Ms. Mizue for anyone who is interested in learning piano at any level.” – By Ann, adult student, on Yelp review
“My 9 year-old has been taking piano lessons with Ms. Murakami since the beginning of the year. We are so happy that we found her! DD loves to play, is happy to practise (!) and is even happy to do her music theory. It is a joy to watch her blossom under Mizue’s teaching. When she found out I was writing this review, my daughter asked me to be sure to say that Mizue is “the most awesome piano teacher in the world!” – By Clara, mother, on Yelp review
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Mizue Murakami is a member of Music Teachers Directory in “Bothell” category.