The British School in Tokyo encourages students of all ages to be actively involved in developing their musical talents and interests and we believe that every student would benefit from, and has the right to receive quality instrumental music lessons. These lessons are provided through the school’s peripatetic instrumental music programme, for students from Year 1 upwards.
Please refer to the Peripatetic Instrumental Music Handbook for full details of the Instrumental Music Program at BST.
Lessons in Shibuya occur on weekdays before school and resume after curriculum lessons finish. There are a limited number of lunchtime lesson times available. Due to space restrictions at Shibuya, we are not able to accept music lesson bookings for children in Nursery and Reception; however, it is possible for lessons to be taught in a student’s home (by a mutual, independent arrangement between the instrumental teacher and parents).
Lessons in Showa for students in Years 4 – 9 take place during the school day as part of the rotational instrumental scheme. In the rotational scheme, lessons are scheduled on the same day each week but with the lesson time being rotated at least one half-hour forwards each week. Lessons are scheduled to ensure that no child will miss the same class lesson more than twice within the same term. Students in Years 10 -13 are given priority for booking lessons before school, after school and at lunchtime. Longer lessons (45mins/60mins) are approved for students in Years 10-13 only. This is subject to teacher approval and room availability.
- Jessica Cesana-Hashimoto (Cello)
- Anneliese Chang (Piano)
- Alberto Garcia (Guitar)
- Jonathan Hammill (Trumpet, Trombone & French Horn)
- Christopher Hardy (Drums, Percussion & Hand Drums)
- Yuri Ilin (Oboe and Bassoon)
- Christopher Koh (Violin)
- Chikako Kondo (Clarinet & Saxophone)
- Jun Kubo (Flute)
- Naoko Matamaru (Piano)
- Misa Saka (Piano)
- Sean Tait (Piano, Saxophone & Clarinet)
- Alla Takemura (Violin & Viola)