Ochiai Peace Festa 25th Aug 2013

Ochiai Music Together will be appearing at the Ochiai Peace Festa in Ochiai Park next Sunday, 25th August. I will be running a stall promoting Music Together and will also lead two workshops outside on the grass for young families attending the festival – to give them a taster of what we do in class.

Please come along if you can. The festival is a lot of fun with interesting musicians, craft artisans, and other local community groups. They also have some delicious food stalls.

The event runs all day, with Bon Odori and celebrations in the evening. I will only be there in the morning however from 10am-2pm.

For further details please click here



The Japan Times article 1st May 2013

A lady from the Japan Times came to my class in Mejiro last week and wrote a really nice article about us.

It is in today`s newspaper, The Japan Times (1st May), and can also be seen online.

Watching moms get funky can get babies into the groove

東中野のクラスをオープンします! New HIGASHI-NAKANO Class Opens April 2013

Early Announcement – Spring Semester 2013 “TAMBOURINE” Collection

For the Spring Semester 2013 Ochiai Music Together will be opening a
NEW Saturday morning class in Higashi-Nakano. Due to the time of this
class, and the location, we predict that this will be a very popular
class therefore if you are interested in joining, please complete
pre-registration as soon as possible.

I will also be running one or two other classes during the Spring
Semester, but the exact days and locations (Mejiro and Kamiochiai)
have not been decided yet.

All Spring Semester classes (April-June 2013) will be shorter than
normal, running for 8 weeks rather than 10 weeks. This is because I
am pregnant and expecting my second baby in early July, so I would
like to finish working by early June. Thank you for your
understanding. No classes will be held over the summer, but I will be
back in time to teach the Autumn Semester (late Sept/early Oct – Dec

2013年春タームについて “ タンバリン コレクション”
この度、2013年春タームからOchiai Music

Here are further details regarding the new class in Higashi-Nakano

Saturdays, 10.45am-11.30am
April / 6, 13, 20, 27
May / 11, 18, 25,
June / 1 (make-up class on June / 8)

* Make-up Classes
If you miss any classes during the semester you are able to take
make-up classes. One make-up class at the end of term at each of the
venues has been scheduled. However, you are not limited to only one
make-up class. If you have to miss a class, you can take a make-up
class on another day and venue at any time during the semester. Just
email me and let me know when you wish to have a make-up class.

Dance Studio FUN-D-TION
1st Floor, Kotani Building (on Waseda-dor)
Higashi-Nakano 3-16-14

Nearest Stations: Ochiai Station (Tozai Line) 3 minute walk from exit
1&2, Higashi-Nakano Station (JR Chuo/Sobu Line & Toei Oedo Line) 8
minute walk along Higashi-Nakano Ginza-dori..
Further Information: The entrance is set back from the street
pavement, so it can be easy to miss. It is two doors away from
Toyopet. There is space to park bicycles beside the building`s
entrance. Strollers need to be folded and left outside the entrance.
The area is sheltered from the rain. If coming by car, there is a
coin-parking lot within a few minutes walk of the studio.


土曜日 10.45-11.30

* 振替について

Dance Studio FUN-D-TION


Winter Term Starts Today

Winter Semester began today, 9th January. Welcome back returning
families and hello to new families joining us.

I hope you enjoy your first listen to the CD. I know my daughter and
I always get very excited when we start a new collection. Some of my
favourite songs so far are `Clap Your Hands`, `Rig-a-jig-jig`, and
`Drum and Sing`. What are yours?

Let`s stay warm, and enjoy making music together this winter.