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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Akiko Sanai Piano Studio

Akiko Sanai Piano Studio is based in Honolulu and has provided piano lessons to students of all ages and experience levels since 2004. Founder Akiko Sanai began learning and playing the piano from the age of six and studied piano performance privately with former UH professor Paul Lyddon and Professor Clemens Zeilinger at University of Music Vienna. Akiko teaches from two studios conveniently located in Honolulu, both equipped with top-of-the-line grand pianos. Students are regularly encouraged to participate in recitals and competitions. Akiko is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association and was ranked a “Best Of” studio by

Honolulu, HI(808) 620-6979


Allegro School of Music

The Allegro School of Music is centrally located in Pearl City and focuses on teaching piano and violin to students of all ages. The instructors aim to be patient with students and encourage creativity and expression in all lessons. The School offers individual and group lessons in a range of advanced, intermediate, and beginner levels. Lessons are customized for each student and allow for each person to build foundations in composition, theory, and improvisation. The School also has amenities including free on-site parking, instrument acquisition, methods and materials, and quick copies.

Pearl City, HI(808) 428-5120


Blees Piano

Blees Piano is based in Mililani and is owned by Willem Blees, a second generation piano technician with more than 38 years of experience. Blees Piano offers services that include piano maintenance, tuning, conditioning, and lessons. Willem has attended more than 55 seminars and technical institutes and is well-trained in a range of piano-related needs. Blees’ piano instructors have more than three decades of teaching experience for students in a wide range of levels and ages. Willem is a Registered Piano Technician and serves on the Board of the Piano Technicians Guild Foundation.

Mililani, HI(808) 349-2943


Chuck James Music Studio

Chuck James Music Studio has three locations in the Honolulu metro region and offers music lessons for a range of instruments including drums, voice, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, flute, saxophone, and trumpet. The Studio teaches both individuals and ensembles and has a team of personable and highly qualified teachers for students of all ages. The team of nearly 30 instructors also organize recitals and concerts at least six times a year to give interested students a chance to experience live performances. The Studio also offers free trial lessons for new students.

Waipahu, HI(808) 678-3763


Joyce Shih Piano Studio

Joyce Shih Piano offers piano lessons and instruction from a studio based in Honolulu. Founder Joyce Shih is a devoted piano teacher who has been teaching in Hawaii since 1964. She teaches students of all ages and levels with top-quality instruments and facilities. Joyce is a Member of Hawaii Music Teachers Association, the Honolulu Piano Teachers Association, and the American College of Musicians. Joyce can also offer lessons in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and English.

Honolulu, HI(808) 395-1185


Keiki Kani Music Studio

Keiki Kani Music Studio specializes in music education for all ages, including preschoolers, elementary, teens, and adults. The Studio began as a children’s choir in 1988 and has since evolved to a full music studio of 200 people in Aiea. Keiki Kani offers classes and lessons in early childhood music, piano, band or orchestral instruments, voice, choir, singing, musical theater, and performances in group or private lessons. The studio serves students across the Honolulu metro region and focuses on providing top-quality instruction at affordable prices.

Aiea, HI(808) 487-2275


Linda Kim Piano Studios

Linda Kim Piano Studios provides piano lessons in a centrally located studio in Oahu. The studio specializes in a range of musical styles including classical, jazz, blues, pop and more. The team provides tailored lesson plans that include weekly individual instructions, bi-annual theory exams, studio recitals, multiple casual performances a year, and National Guild auditions. Instructors Zui and Jennifer Kim both have years of combined teaching experience and offers lessons on two grand pianos, two upright pianos, and an electric keyboard.

Mililani, HI


MLK Music Studio

MLK Music Studio provides private voice and piano lessons from their location in Waipahu. The studio specializes in piano lessons, covering technique theory, posture, ear training, and more. Founder Marilyn Liu Kim is a retired professor of music who has served more than 30 years in teaching. Her formal education includes a Masters of Music in Voice Performance and has performed with the Honolulu Symphony and the Royal Hawaiian Band. She is also a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Hawaii Music Teachers Association. Previous students praise Marilyn for her dedication and commitment to teaching.

Waipahu, HI(808) 680-9544


Music By Kainoa

Music By Kainoa has more than a decade of experience in music performance and education. Founder Kainoa Fukumoto is based in Wahiawa and began his piano studies at the age of five. He has years of experience teaching music, voice, performance, and piano and provides high-quality lessons to children and adults of various levels. Kainoa is a member of the Hawaii Piano Teachers Association and the Hawaii Music Teachers Association.

Wahiawa, HI(808) 391-8732


Nobu Sakurai Piano Studios

Nobu Sakurai Piano Studios is located in Pearl City and offers customized piano lessons to students of all ages with different lessons types for different budgets and goals. The Studio uses top-of-the-line equipment and provides individual progress tracking and personalized homework assignments for each student as well as a combination of private or group lessons. The Studio also organizes an annual recital to allow students to demonstrate their techniques and progress. Owner Nobu Sakurai has extensive experience teaching and learning piano all over the world. Previous students commend Nobu and her team for their patience and attentiveness in teaching as well as their flexibility with lesson plans.

Pearl City, HI(808) 636-0143


SoKnow Studio

SoKnow Studio is a music and language education center in Honolulu. The studio uses technology, creativity, and traditional instruction to motivate students. Their team of instructors is equipped to train children and adults in a range of instruments including guitar, piano, ukulele, cello, violin, drums, woodwinds and vocals. SoKnow also offers Japanese language lessons for children. Owner Kaori Beniek began studying piano at the age of three and has trained all over the world. She is currently an active member of the Honolulu Piano Teacher Association and Music Teacher National Association.

Honolulu, HI(808) 859-3933


The Hawaii Pianist

The Hawaii Pianist is a piano studio based in Honolulu that provides piano lessons as well as performances for events. Founder Brian Iwai is a native of Hawaii and was a young soloist with the original Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. He received his training at the Juilliard School and has been a piano instructor since 1971. Each lesson is tailored to the individual's personal goals and includes ear training, sheet music reading, technique, posture, and more.

Honolulu, HI(808) 949-5632


Val's Music Corner

Val’s Music Corner is owned by Val Smith and offers vocal and instrument lessons in Honolulu. Her performance-based teaching is an approach that encourages students to progress at their own pace. Val began performing at the age of 19 and has played the keyboards and congas and has fronted various musical groups. She specializes in teaching children and has a custom program entitled "Music For Little Mozarts" that was specifically designed for kids ages four to five years old.

Honolulu, HI(816) 806-8778


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