Ayako Tomonari


Ayako Tomonari sitting next to piano with arms folded on the piano

Ms. Tomonari was born in Tokyo, Japan. She received her Master of Music and Artistic Diploma degrees in Piano Performance from SUNY Purchase College and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy with a minor in Musicology from the Catholic University of America.

Ms. Tomonari has taught numerous students of all ages, very beginners up to advanced students in NY and DC, with creativity, flexibility, and a deep commitment to the goal of each student. Her teaching policy is building a solid foundation in reading and playing along with nurturing musicality to let students pursue truly artistic performance. Her teaching philosophy is to boost students’ curiosity about learning and motivation for improving so that they enjoy learning. She loves to share the joy and struggle throughout a journey of learning with students and their families.