After 30 years of teaching, Ms. Keiko retired in 2011 and returned to Japan. Ms. Keiko arrived in the United States in 1980 not knowing what was waiting for her. As certified Yamaha teacher, she connected with Jan Keyser, then a Yamaha Music School owner. Ms. Keiko worked for Jan for close to 30 years, and was there when Jan developed the Harmony Road Music Course curriculum that we know and love. Some even call her the heart of Harmony Road Music Center.
Ms. Keiko will be greatly missed by her 100+ students, their parents and her co-teachers. She is the only music teacher most of her students have known. Ms Keiko tells us that her first piano teacher in Japan would not let her quit. She brought this same determination to her Harmony Road students and won’t let any of them quit just because she has retired.