Born in Hyogo Japan, she moved to Vancouver BC in 1996. She’s worked as a music composer and was presenting her original music on the morning show for Asahi Broadcasting Corporation. As a Yamaha professional pianist and keyboard player, she has given many concerts and performances nationally.
Waka studied musicology and graduated from Osaka City University/Osaka College of Music as well as holds an ARCT in piano performance/teaching. Her favourite music genres are classical, popular and top hit music. She enjoys working with all ages – from small children to adults. She is fluent in English and Japanese.
I love Wednesdays because of laughter in piano class. Thank you for teaching me, Miss Waka!
Miss Waka Shinko is an awesome piano teacher. She is so nice to and patient with my son and always has her own way to inspire and encourage her students in the class. My son surely exhibits keen interest in playing piano and shows evident improvement after learning from Ms. Waka. Her devotion and enthusiasm to piano teaching is greatly appreciated.
Ms. Waka is a wonderful teacher. Very kind and Caitlin loves the way she teaches. Thank you Ms. Waka for teaching Caitlin!
My daughter looks forward to her piano class every week because of Ms. Waka’s friendly and encouraging teaching style. Her passion for music clearly shows in her teaching and is inspirational to her students.”