Yukiko Matsumoto

Flute, Piccolo, Recorder

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Phone (408) 230-6138

Ms. Yukiko Matsumoto, BM in Flute Performance, has studied with Isabelle Chapuis-Starr whose musical inheritance includes legendary flute virtuosi Marcel Moyse and Jean-Pierre Rampal. Ms. Yukiko is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is an active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.

Ms. Yukiko has been teaching in the SF Bay Area for more than two decades, and her accomplishments in students' progress/results are well-established over the years, with honors and competition winners. She is happy to teach all ages and levels, and is always ready to adapt to any situation - from very young beginners and “just because,” to highly-motivated high schoolers with results-oriented minds. She can be very funny and friendly as well as organized and strategic to achieve students’ goals.
 
Ms. Yukiko has been actively performing throughout the Bay Area; she has appeared in the San Francisco Grace Cathedral Recital Series and numerous concerts with Saratoga Symphony, as well as private and corporate events.
 
Testimonials:
 
"Ms. Yukiko is detail oriented with individualized and achievable goals for each student. She inspires her students to
deliver and perform their best. She combines performance skills and music theory and has a great system for
accountability and monitoring progress. During my five years or so of engagement with Ms. Yukiko, as my son's flute/
piccolo teacher, I witnessed first hand how much of her soul she would put into organizing recitals, preparing lesson
plans, actual teaching, and inspiring her students. I have always been impressed by her work ethic, energy and drive,
high quality standards, and the results, and her willingness to go beyond, and deliver value. My son was accepted into
the San Jose Youth Symphony and played there several years under Ms. Yukiko’s guidance. I feel very fortunate to
have had Ms. Yukiko as my son's music teacher and I recommend her as one of the absolute best teachers in music to
hire. As an example: I will always remember fondly Ms. Yukiko’s directing 'Peter and the Wolf' with a group of young
musicians. She even took it upon herself to provide music to my other son who played the violin. The performance
was a magical wonderful hour of music which our family will cherish for years to come." - K. Sinai, Santa Clara
 
"We have had been with Ms. Yukiko for more 15 years. We started with my nephew and then my son and now my
daughter. All the children in the family love going for music lessons and love Ms. Yukiko. We highly recommend her.
She is a dedicated flute teacher and relates to kids of all ages very well. She coaches them very well for their exam and
at the same time challenges them and helps them to bring out their potential.” - M. Srinivasan, Saratoga
 
"To my instructor, Ms. Yukiko, I would like to thank you for everything you have done to help me become the person I
am today, both within and outside the lesson.” - D.J., Palo Alto, noted on her Senior Recital program
 
"I pay thanks to my music teachers for not letting me think that doing this was a waste of my time. For my teacher
that I have had the longest Ms. Yukiko Matsumoto, for always being there for me and letting me have fun with
anything I do.” - H.C., Los Altos, noted on her Senior Recital program

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