A native of Osaka, Japan, piano instructor Reiko Imrie has been at MacPhail since 1999. She enjoys teaching classical music to students of all ages.
Reiko likes to help her students connect to the piano technically, musically and physically. She has been known as a ‘firm’ teacher, expecting her students to dedicate time to practicing, but this is only because teaching piano is her passion and she wants her students to be successful. In order to make practicing easier, Reiko shares practice tips, which can help motivate them.
Reiko has extensive performance experience in Japan as both a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed with a number of orchestras, including the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. She has won both the Osaka Prefectural Governor’s Award and the Osaka Mayor’s Award, and won first prize at the French Music Piano Competition. Reiko taught several years at Okayama Women’s College and gave frequent master classes at Yamaha music schools and Kawai music school in Osaka.
She received a Bachelor of Arts in piano performance and finished the extended Master course from Soai University in Osaka.