About

LOCATED IN ATWATER VILLAGE, RIKO METHOD SCHOOL OF PIANO SERVES ASPIRING MUSICIANS OF ALL AGES AND LEVELS. RIKO’S ORIGINAL TEACHING METHOD, IMPLEMENTED BY TRAINED INSTRUCTORS, FACILITATES BASIC KEYBOARD FLUENCY FROM LESSON ONE.

Our School

Founded by internationally trained educator, pianist and author Riko in 2005, Riko Method School of Piano moved to its current location in 2014. In addition to piano lessons and group classes, RMSP offers lessons in guitar, voice, violin and flute as well as specialized instruction for pre- and post-natal mothers. All RMSP instructors complete rigorous training in Riko’s unique and effective curriculum. Our students love our committed, trained instructors and the fact that we empower them to play beautiful music on their own from the very first lesson. We are proud of our high student retention rate and proud to contribute quality music education to our community!

Our Founder

Since her debut in 1987, Riko has appeared in numerous concert series and festivals in Europe, Asia and the United States. Riko studied piano with Walter Hautzig at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Edson Elias at Ecole Normale de la Musique de Paris. As a music educator, she has over 30 years of piano teaching experience working with beginners, professional recording artists, and everyone in between. In addition to developing and publishing her own unique curriculum, Riko is a hands-on CEO, regularly conducting training sessions for RMSP instructors.

Our Method

Based on Riko’s 30-plus years of experience as a music educator, the Riko Method is a complete first-year piano course and educational philosophy. From the very first lesson, RMSP students learn to approach music critically: analyzing musical material, organizing it intelligently, and executing it with precision. Thanks to this efficient approach, complex music is easily digestible by even the youngest first-year students. The Riko Method is also a comprehensive curriculum. At every lesson, students work on technique, ear-training, music theory and sight-reading. The genius of the Riko Method is how it combines all of these elements in a playful, interactive and engaging lesson style that students love.

Our Mission

Enriching a cultural lifestyle one lesson at a time.

We strive to empower our students and enrich their lives through musical appreciation and excellence. We believe that the first few months of study are critical to that end, which is why our lessons focus on accelerating basic piano fluency from day one. As we grow as a school, it is our desire to have a strong relationship with our community and contribute to the cultural landscape of Atwater Village.

Team

OUR TRAINED, MULTILINGUAL INSTRUCTORS ARE ACTIVE PERFORMERS AND PASSIONATE, COMMITTED EDUCATORS.

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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

OUR PRIVATE LESSONS AND GROUP CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO SERVE CHILDREN AND ADULTS OF ALL AGES AND STAGES.

Little Tunes™

Little Tunes™ is a small, weekly, interactive music class for children ages 4-6. Through play and games, students learn the basics of music theory, music appreciation and keyboard study. Great introduction to piano lessons!

In-Home/In-Studio Private Lessons

Riko Method offers private piano, voice, flute, guitar and violin lessons in your home or at our Atwater Village studio. In weekly, 45-minute lessons, trained instructors use Riko’s original method to help students experience success from the very first lesson. Our curriculum is designed to suit beginner, intermediate and advanced students of any age.

Mommy and Do-Re-Me®

These pre- and post-natal private lessons are specially designed to teach mothers the basics of playing and singing at the piano, enabling them to give their child a strong musical education from the very start.

Tuition/Rates

Monthly and a la carte rates available. All private lessons are 45 minutes.

Little Tunes™ Classes
  • $50/ Single Class
  • $140/ Monthly
In-Studio Lessons
  • $100/ Single Lesson
  • $300/ Monthly
Mommy and Do-Re-Me®
  • $100/ Single Lesson
  • $300/ Monthly

Our Causes

We love giving back to our community by donating sample lesson packages to local schools and organizations. Know about a silent auction or worthy cause to which we should contribute? Contact us!

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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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Scarlatti Hall

It is not and overstatement to say that italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) originated keyboard literature. He wrote over 500 Sonatas for Harpsichord, complementing all of the instrument's...

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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™

Place: Salle Scarlatti
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Private Lessons

Place: Home or our studio
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Mommy & Do-re-me®

Place: Salle Scarlatti
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Contact

WE WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU! DROP BY ANYTIME FOR A FREE EVALUATION AND TOUR OR CALL US TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.

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Contact Info

CALL OR EMAIL US TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE EVALUATION AND TOUR. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU!

  • 3363 Glendale Blvd. LOS ANGELES, CA 90039
  • 323-486-7185
  • admissions@rikomethod.com