Mayu Nomura

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Classical Piano, Music Theory, Piano, Pop Piano
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Mayu is a highly experienced and accomplished piano teacher, who has been sharing her love and knowledge of music with students of all ages for over 20 years. She began her teaching career in 2000 while studying for her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her passion for teaching led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Music Performance, and she later earned her doctorate degree at the University of Arizona, majoring in piano performance and minoring in music education with an emphasis on piano pedagogy. To enhance my teaching skills, I have also completed the life coaching program at Coach University, where I learned to connect to students on a deeper level.  

Mayu has taught at the University of Nevada, Reno for 10 years, and has since continued her career as a soloist and chamber artist, performing at numerous events including the Artown series, master classes, Reno Chamber Orchestra Competition, University of Nevada Orchestra concerts, and Toccata Symphony Orchestra concerts.

As a dedicated member of the Northern Nevada Music Teachers Association, Mayu is committed to promoting music education and sharing her love of music with the community. She takes a unique approach to teaching, combining traditional teaching methods with a coaching approach to create an engaging and enjoyable learning environment. Her studio is filled with enthusiasm, joy, and laughter, making it a welcoming and supportive place for students to learn and grow.

Mayu’s commitment to excellence in teaching is reflected in her recognition as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music by the Music Teachers National Association. She is passionate about nurturing young talents and fostering musical growth in the community. In 2018, Mayu founded the Reno-Tahoe Piano Competition in partnership with Teklus, LLC, to celebrate young pianists and promote their development.

In summary, Mayu is a highly accomplished and passionate piano teacher with over 20 years of experience in teaching piano performance and music theories to students of all ages. She is dedicated to promoting music education and sharing her love of music with her students. Her unique approach to teaching combined with coaching techniques creates a supportive and engaging learning environment, and her commitment to excellence is reflected in her recognition as a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music. 




Music is a language. Like any language, there are many basics of music that must be mastered before advancing to more complex applications. During your course of study, I will cover all areas of musicianship in a progressive manner: theory, technique, formal analysis, harmony, ear training, sight-reading, performance, and a comprehensive study of musical literature.  I truly feel that a well-rounded musical education helps students define for themselves what music means to them.
Because each student is different, I approach students as individuals and challenge each according to their own unique potential. Learning music can be difficult and frustrating, but I attempt to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible. My ultimate goal is to nurture each student’s artistic spirit and a lifelong love of music!

Bachelor of Music in piano performance--University of Nevada, Reno/

Master of Music in piano performance--University of Nevada, Reno/

Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance--University of Arizona/

Core Essential Coaching Program--Coach University/

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music/

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