Education and Background
Ai Noguchi holds a Master of Music Degree, Piano Performance, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music Degree, Piano Performance, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. She is qualified to teach Music Together®.
As a performer, Ai has given numerous performances throughout the United States and Japan. She is also an accomplished accompanist and served as studio accompanist for Patricia Havranek (mezzo-soprano) and Yuval Gotlibovich (viola) at Indiana University.
Ai has had over 10 years of experience teaching piano to students of all ages (Pre-K through adults) and abilities in the United States and Japan. In addition to maintaining her own private piano studio, she was also the lead piano teacher at the Tokyo American Club, and taught piano to students attending major international schools in Japan, including the American School in Japan, British School in Tokyo, German School of Tokyo Yokohama, International School of the Sacred Heart, and Nishimachi International School. She is well-versed in American and Japanese teaching methods and is a bilingual English / Japanese teacher.
Passionate about early childhood music education, Ai is also qualified to teach Music Together®, an internationally recognized music program offered in more than 40 countries around the world for children from birth through age 7. She successfully completed her teacher training with Lili Levinowitz, coauthor of the Music Together® curriculum.
“My teaching philosophy holds to the belief that lessons should be individually designed to meet personal needs and goals. Students will be offered a well-rounded musical education through a curriculum that includes repertoire, technique, theory, and ear training. Committed to my students, I provide a positive, enthusiastic, and supportive environment for learning.”