Ryoko Izutsu

Ryoko face photo in garden 2016Piano & AT teacher

RyokoIzutsu was born in Kobe, Japan.

She graduated from Osaka College of Music while being a victim of a repetitive strain injury. However, the injury proved a blessing in disguise when she discovered the Alexander Technique. After studying this technique for three years, she completely cured herself, as well as realising the expressive potential that Alexander Technique can give her as a musician. She moved to the UK to study at the Guildhall with Nelly Ben-Or, the recognised master of both Alexander Technique and piano performance and completed her post-graduate course in 2011. She completed her Alexander Technique teacher training course at Westminster Alexander Technique centre with John Hunter and Dorothea Magnet in July 2013. She has more than 10 years experience of teaching piano and her style of teaching which combine Alexander Technique and piano playing has been appreciated by both children and adult learners in Japan and UK.

She was chosen for the competitive Top Graduates Concert by Osaka College of Music, and performed in the prestigious “Group Young Tone” concert series several times. She has appeared as a professional in the Naniwa Art Festival, the Osaka Artist Association concert series. At the Guildhall school of Music & Drama, she had a fantastic opportunity to take part Master classes.  Recently she enjoys playing as a soloist as well as accompanist in various venues in London.