About

Riko Method is a complete piano course for first year music students. It is designed to give students a compact, systematic, and detailed introduction to music making.

Our Story

Music education for children is what we’ve strived to work for over the past 10 years. With a unique method 30 years in the making, we strive to treat music and education as a perfect combination.

Riko's teaching experience includes private lessons for beginners, workshops for recording artists and piano teachers all over the world. In 2005, Riko founded Riko Method School of Piano with a curriculum she has developed over the last 30 years for both individual students and class form in Southern California. Along with writing her own editions of classical piano literature, she conducts training sessions regularly for instructors of Riko Method.

Her unique methodology combined with her years of experience, continue to attract international attention. In addition, Riko presents recital series for intimate salon concert environments across the globe.

Our Mission

Enriching a cultural lifestyle one lesson at a time.

Our lessons focus on accelerating basic piano fluency by using our pianobook, music theory workbook, musical playing cards, and beautiful classics by Friedrich Burgmüller. Our lessons are fun, with the serious goal of building and developing a musical and analytical mindset. We believe that the first few months of study are critical to the journey towards becoming a true musician. We believe in supporting students’ potential no matter how ambitious they might be. We believe in demanding intellectual communication with our students of all ages simply because they respond.

Team

Our talented instructors are active performers, passionate educations, and have advanced degrees in music their musical field or related disciplines.

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Become a Student

Riko Method specializes in first year piano students. No matter what age, you'll play music from the very first lesson.

Shoot us an email or give us a call and we'll schedule a tour at our facility. If you want us to come to your home, no problem! We'll send an Instructor at your earliest convenience.

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Classes

ALL OF OUR CLASSES AND PRIVATE LESSONS ARE TAILORED FOR EACH STUDENT. WHETHER YOU START YOUNG OR WANT TO PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF, OUR METHOD WILL HELP ALL STUDENTS SUCCEED.

Little Tunes™

Based on Riko Method's 1-on-1 curriculum, Little Tunes™ is a group class for children ages 3-16 that explores all aspects of music appreciation. Including, singing, rhythm, playing, and songwriting!

Adults Lessons

Did you ever want to learn how to play piano? Pick up where you left off? Or Improve on your writing skills? Riko Method offers all ages!

In-Home Lessons

1-on-1 45-minute private lessons in the comfort of your home and in our studio. For more advanced students who may be traveling, we can arrange short-term Facetime or Skype lessons.

Tuition/Prices

Monthly and La carte prices available. Classes are 55 minutes and Private 1-on-1 Lessons are 45 minutes.

Little Tunes™ Classes
  • $50/ Single Class
  • $35/ Monthly
  • $29/ Quaterly
  • Save $120 when you sign Quarterly
In-Studio Lessons
  • $100/ Single Lesson
  • $75/ Monthly
In-Home Lessons
  • $120/ Single Lesson
  • $95/ Monthly

Our Causes

We often donate to silent auctions itmems for local schools and organizations. Our way of giving back to our community. If your event needs anything, please feel free to reach and we'll try to help.

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Encino Parents Nursery School Fundraiser 2014

EPNS fundraises every year to provide funds for activities and better education for their student body and thier facility.

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Brentwood Sunshine Preschool Gala 2015

Our support will help achieve school enrichments, programs, scholarships and special projects.

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UCLA Early care and Education

ECE's mission is to provide quality child care and support for families by providing resources and information to the community with state and national conferences.

We are very excited to announce that we will be participating in #bachinthesubways again this year on… Come join!

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Blog

"Music is made with sound and silence. Our job is to figure out what kind of sound and silence to use." - Riko

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New Year letter from Riko

My mentor, Walter Hautzig called me the other day. My son had sent him a Hanukah card and he was delighted. I said “I know I have a big boy now. I mean I am turning fifty in 2015! I can’t believe this...

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Does Classical Music make children smarter?

The calculation and engineering of physical maneuvering is what technique really is. Technique is just the tool to navigate the musical intents. The intents are formed by interpretation of the score...

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Performances on Youtube!

Our Youtube channel is growing!. We are so proud of all of our students and teachers for their hard work and dedication. You can see performances, tips and tricks, and more! Visit our Youtube page!

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Riko Method School of Piano opens in Atwater Village

After 10 years of serving communities such as Beverly Hills, Pasadena, and Calabasas with In-Home Piano Instruction, Riko Method School of Piano finally establishes ground in Atwater Village. Just a couple of miles east of Los Feliz...

Upcoming Classes

Here is our class schedule. Give our office a call and we'll confirm your visit.

Little Tunes™ Mini

Place: mini room, 2nd floor
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Little Tunes™ Junior

Place: Grand Room, 1st floor
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Little Tunes™ Kinder

Place: Grand Room, 1st floor
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Songwriter's Lounge

2nd floor
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Contact

Riko Method is for everyone. We know that everyone is unique, learns differently, and has different passions. Welcome.

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Contact Info

CALL US OR EMAIL US TO SCHEDULE A VIST. FIRST LESSON IS ALWAYS FREE WITH DETAILED EVALUATION. CONTACT WITH US IF ANY MORE INFORMATION NEEDED.

  • 3361 Glendale Blvd. Suite 2 LOS ANGELES, CA 90039
  • 323-486-7185
  • admissions@rikomethod.com