NANAE teaches Classical Guitar (all levels.)
She can teach in English and Japanese.
Each lesson is 55 minutes.

Japanese guitarist, Nanae, has traveled all over the world with her guitar. She shares her music and practice tips on Instagram where she has over 30K followers. She has performed in various cities in Spain, Germany, Kansas City, New York City, and throughout the greater Chicago area. She is the founding member of Lyra Guitar Quartet, a board member of the Chicago Classical Guitar Society, and an Ex-Aequo artist.

Nanae received her Bachelors in Music with highest honors, summa cum laude, from Northeastern Illinois University. She completed her Masters in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Alicante, Spain, where she studied with Pepe Romero, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, Assad brothers, Fabio Zanon and Ignacio Rodes. Her journey of classical guitar began at Harper College, under the tutelage of Steve Vazquez. She now teaches piano, ukulele, and guitar at four different music studios throughout the Chicago area. She has accumulated 8 years of teaching experience for students of all ages and levels. Nanae is endorsed by Augustine Strings LTD. She uses Augustine Imperial Reds on her guitar made by Richard Bruné.

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July 2024
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  1. RodrigoA. - Sept. 8, 2020

    I am a guitarist based in Colorado, USA. I received skype lessons from Nanae Fujiwara and I can describe her not only as an amazing musician but also as an excellent teacher. I was pleased to meet her and the way she treats you is sublime from the first moment. Also, she is very patient and the way she explains the details to work on musicality and technique are quite clear. I have learned many good resources to apply to my music such as phrasing, conduction, and sensitivity. I am incredibly grateful and happy to learn from her because I improved my skills as amusician, and every student she has is truly fortunate to take lessons with her.

  2. SteveS. - Sept. 8, 2020

    In my 2-3 years of lessons with Nanae, she has shown herself to be a skilled musician and a wonderful instructor. She is passionate, patient and always encouraging.

  3. JamesK. - Nov. 11, 2020

    Lessons with Nanae are always one of the highlights of my week. From careful and precise technical exercises, to creative and insightful discussions about how best to bring out the beauty, and even heartbreak, of a piece of music, lessons with Nanae have been a wonderful way to improve all aspects of my playing. Thank you for helping create such a great music school!

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