Meet the Principal, HARUNA SHIOKAWA-MO
Note from the Founder
First, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and for the interest you have shown in Legato Music School I believe that studying music is a wonderful life time treasure for all the children and adults.
As I went through hard and difficult time until my current life, everyone has a time to struggle in his/ her life. Music was always with me to keep me going forward. I would like people to be soothed and encouraged by music. After many years of private teaching for regular and special needs students in elementary and middle school teaching at Cupertino Union School District, Charter and Private schools, I strongly believe music can transcend everything --- Races, Nationalities, Genders, Ages and so on.
I hold our instructors to high standards so that student will learn better and deep in a relaxed, friendly, and family like environment. I expect that instructors understand how student musical skills are learned, and how he/she is best taught. I also expect our instructor will communicate the best with parents and you how he/she is progressing, and what the expectation is for student to practice each week for improvement in his/ her own pace to achieve the full potential and feel happy.
I strongly believe learning music is about more than just learning technique. It’s also about learning to think critically and independently how we can interact andengage in our world, and to be responsible, respective, and caringothers. It is my wish that our approach to music and teaching will help you grow as musician and as an individual. Legato is open to anyone who is serious for his/ her goals or for the people who simply just want to enjoy music. We are always ready to help your needs. We are looking forward to sharing our highest musical experience and understanding along your musical journey. Thank you.