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Dr. Nikki Routman Ebisu

Dr. Nikki Routman Ebisu

Violin / Honolulu

“One of my primary objectives in teaching is to promote music as a vehicle for non-verbal and artistic expression. Every child is unique, so I adapt my teaching method and lesson plan to fit the personality, learning style and mood of each and every individual student. My teaching curriculum is centered around many of my own personal childhood learning experiences and hurdles that I had to overcome. It is my duty to act not only as their instructor, but also as their mentor, role model and inspiration.”

Ethel Iwasaki

Ethel Iwasaki

Piano, Voice / Honolulu

“True music education should involve the collaboration and understanding of all the fine arts. My role as a teacher should be to relate music to art, dance, and history to enrich the lives of my students in depth. Therefore, the real value of music lessons is to prepare the students for the future in making music an avocation, if not a vocation…“