Private Lessons

Masayo offers in-person and online private lessons. For details, please visit LETSPLAYKOTO.COM

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1. Where are the koto and shamisen lessons?
Midtown Manhattan,West Side, a block from the 42nd Street A,C, E, subway station and a short distance from Times Square. Also offering NJ and Washington DC lessons on weekends. Please contact us for more information.
Skype Lesson is available.

2. How much for each lesson?
Private lessons only (no group lessons): 2 lessons per month minimum requirement, $170 per month. If you want to come more than twice per month that can be scheduled.

I offer these options for non-regular student.
One 1-hour lesson $120 per lesson Or, One 1.5-hour lesson at $140 per lesson.

3. Do I need to bring my instrument to the lesson?
No, you can use one of my kotos or shamisens.

4. When are lessons offered?
Usually Monday-Friday 10AM-8PM (last lesson starting time: 7PM)

5. What about weekend lessons?
If you are unable to come during the weekdays, for example because you live far away from New York City, it is possible.

6. How can I make an appointment for a lesson?
By e-mail or telephone.

7. How can I buy a koto?
A koto costs about $1000, which includes koto bridges.
They are imported from Japan.

8 . What else do I need to play koto?
Everyone needs 3 koto picks which cost $155
Koto stands ($70/Pair)