Clarinet - Saxophone - Flute - Recorder - Piano
Ririka is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where she studied with George Garzone and Billy Pierce. She has over twenty years experience teaching in both public schools and privately. Performance venues include Mechanics Hall, Top of the Hub, Acton Jazz Cafe, the Museum of Fine Arts, DeCordova Museum, Harvard and Brandeis Universities.
Having taught students from age five to eighty, she truly enjoys the dynamics of both. Since each student has different interests and goals in learning music, she is flexible and always seeks the best approach to suit each studentʼs learning style.
Working with studentsʼ strengths, she gently encourages them to explore and develop different and unfamiliar areas in music. She communicates with students and their parents, especially younger students, so that they are more involved in the joyful process of learning music.