Gillian Hudson

Facilitator and Director of Ochiai Music Together

Gillian and her eldest daughter
Gillian and her eldest daughter

Gillian Hudson first became interested in the Music Together® program after attending a demonstration class with her one year old daughter in September 2011. She fell in love with it instantly and found the experience had a deep and life changing impact on her. Gillian had always loved listening to music and dancing but never felt she had any particular “talent” to sing in front of others. Music Together empowered her to sing and make music, and soon singing and jamming became part of everyday life with her family. Watching the positive impact music making had upon her daughter’s development and enjoyment was a true delight. In July 2012 Gillian completed the Teacher Training Course in Osaka, Japan, and in August 2012 gained approval to become a Centre Director and opened her own center in Shinjuku, Tokyo – Ochiai Music Together.

Committed to professional development, Gillian continues to grow as a teacher and increase her music knowledge and teaching skills.  In January 2015 Gillian started to learn guitar through the Music Together satellite program `Guitar for Grown-Ups` and often brings her mini-Martin guitar to class.  In December 2015 the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, awarded Gillian `Certification Level 1` status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.

Gillian has always been interested in culture and the impact it has upon all areas of life. One of the things she particularly likes about Music Together is the way it includes songs from so many different parts of the world enabling families to enter into and explore diverse cultures. She is committed to life-long personal development and education, and loves learning new skills and discovering new worlds of interest.

Gillian is from London in the UK and now lives in Kamiochiai with her Japanese husband, 5 year old and 2 year old daughters, and dog. Her husband, Tsuyoshi, runs a European antiques shop in the neighbourhood, called Hudson Antiques.



Apr 2006 – Mar 2008
Japanese Government Scholarship postgraduate research student recipient (MEXT). (文部科学省奨学金留学生)
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo (東京大学大学院情報学環・学際情報学府)

Oct 2003 – Oct 2005
MA in Japanese Cultural Studies
Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

Sept 1995 – Jun 1998
BA (Hons) in Sociology
University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK


From 2008-2011 Gillian worked as a part-time lecturer and English teacher at a number of women’s colleges in Tokyo. She is now a freelance English proofreader and a language tutor for adults running her own business in Ochiai, called eigo de bunka(英語で文化)


Dec 2015

Awarded Music Together Certification Level 1 status by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ.

Apr 2015
Completed a two-day training workshop with the Tokyo Toy Museum, earning a Toy Instructor Certificate.

Jul 2012
Completed the Music Together Teacher Training Workshop in Osaka, Japan.

Jun 2012
Basic Proofreading Certificate with the Publishing Training Centre at Book House in London, UK

Mar 2012
Emergency First Response Care for Children.
Am trained in providing emergency first aid care to infants, children, and adults (including CPR and AED). Course attended in Tokyo, validated by PADI, Japan.

Aug 2008
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)
Awarded by Cambridge ESOL, University of Cambridge.

Dec 2002
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 3
(日本語能力試験)  Awarded by the Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services.



ジリアン・ハドソンが、Music Together Program( 幼児音楽教育 )に最初に興味を持ったのは、2011年9月、1歳になる娘と体験クラスに参加した時の事でした。瞬く間にその虜となり、その経験が彼女の人生に大きな影響を与えました。長年、音楽とダンスを愛してきたジリアンですが、自分に人前で歌う能力があるとは思ってもみませんでした。Music Together と出会い、彼女は歌を歌い、音楽作りを楽しんでいます。そして、家族で歌ったり、即興演奏を楽しむ日々がすぐに始まりました。娘の成長にも非常に良い影響を与え、最高の喜びとなりました。2012年7月、ジリアンは大阪で研修を受け、8月には指導者となる資格を取得して、東京新宿区で、落合幼児音楽教育センターを開きました。

ジリアンは、講師としての専門性を高めるため、音楽知識、指導スキルを向上させるなど常に成長する努力を惜しみません。2015年の1月にはMusic Together のサテライトプログラムである`Guitar for Grown-Ups`でギターを学び始め、それからはクラスにもミニマーティンのギターを持参し、演奏することもよくあります。2015年12月にはニュージャージー州プリンストンのMusic Together 本部から、Music Together プログラムの理念、音楽的才能、家族に対する教育などを指導する事において優れた成果を修めたとして`Certification Level 1`の資格を認められました。

ジリアンは、文化と、それが人生の色々な場面に与える影響について興味を持ち続けてきました。Music Togetherで、ジリアンが特に薦めているのは、家族で世界中の様々な音楽を楽しみ、異文化に触れる事ができる点です。彼女は、生涯教育に献身し、新しい技術と新しい世界の発見を愛してやまないでしょう。

ジリアンは英国ロンドンの出身で、今現在、日本人の夫、4歳と1歳娘たち、犬と共に上落合で暮らしています。彼女の夫、剛詞はHudson Antiques というヨーロッパアンティークショップを経営しています。





2015年12月                                     米国ニュージャージー州プリンストンのMusic Together 本部より、Music Together プログラム(理念、音楽的才能、家族に対する教育などを指導する事)の`Certification Level 1`の資格取得2015年4月
大阪にてMusic Together Teacherの資格取得
ロンドン、Book Houseトレーニングセンターの通信講座を受講し校正者資格取得
日本語能力試験 3級取得


Fumi Ito
Fumi Ito

Ito Fumi


Fumi instantly became enthralled by Music Together® when she joined Ochiai Music Together with her one year old son in 2013. Impressed by the great program which makes music in an informal setting, allowing children to express themselves spontaneously according to their own individual impulses and sensibilities, she was firmly convinced that it was a method which makes every parent and child happy. A lifelong love for music, and a fascination with Music Together, led her to become a facilitator of the program herself. Fumi successfully completed her Music Together teacher training in 2015.

“I have been playing the piano since I was a little child and love all kinds of music from all over the world. I feel very fortunate to have found Music Together.

How happy your life can be if as your child grows, you share with them the pleasure of making music with your own body by singing and dancing, instead of just listening to ready-made music on a CD.  I’ll be happy if I can help you bring music into your daily life because Music Together has a lot of advice and activities to help make that happen. I ‘m looking forward to making music with you and your family!”


伊藤 ふみ

山梨県出身 早稲田大学教育学部卒。

2013年 春、息子が1歳の時、Music Together® に参加する。身ひとつで誰でも純粋に音楽を楽しめると実感する。大人も楽しめる幅広いジャンルの音楽を、子供のもつそれぞれの感性を尊重し自由な表現で作りだすMusic Togetherのとりことなり、2015年春、Music Together講師養成講座トレーニングを修了。