Koto lessons are available from the Koto Music Institute of Australia in Sydney and Melbourne.
The two instructors in Sydney are Satsuki Odamura and Hitomi Kurosawa, while the instructor in Melbourne is Brandon Lee.
A wide range of styles is taught, including traditional pieces, Miyagi, Sawai, and contemporary pieces.
Lessons can be either private lessons or in a group setting (maximum number of 3 students at a time)
Shamisen lessons are also available (taught by Satsuki and Brandon)
Skype lessons are also available for those not in the Sydney and Melbourne area.
If you do not own a koto, instrumental hire is available for $20 a week. However, Koto tsume (picks) and scores need to be purchased
Language of Instruction
Lessons available in English and Japanese


Sydney Fees:

Satsuki Odamura
Member $70 (60 min)
Non-member $80 (60 min)
* Inner west
Hitomi Kurosawa
Member $50 (60 min) / $30 (30 min)
Non-member $55 (60 min)/ $35 (30 min)
* North Sydney

Melbourne Fees:
For details of lessons in Melbourne, visit Brandon Lee’s website at www.brandonleekoto.com.au