The Kikuchi Music Institute is housed in the Director’s own amazing 1905 Victorian style home, which has a first floor 900 sq. ft. addition. These extra rooms, which are actually acoustically isolated, have been converted into music teaching studios and classrooms. The result is a teaching facility that is much more than a home, and not quite as institutional as a school building.
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There are three individual teaching studios, each equipped with a piano.
The primary teaching studio hosts a 1908 seven-foot grand Blüthner piano, and is appointed with a bookcase, two chairs, sofa, and a spectacular picture window to make this an extremely comfortable and stylistically appealing room. This is the primary teaching studio for Mr. Kikuchi, and is shared with other faculty when available.
The second studio hosts a 1984 upright Kawaii piano (UST-007) and also serves as the media and library room as it contains an entertainment center with a 32" TV, stereo system and two book cases. The room is appointed with a sofa and plush chair in addition to a desk and several tables. Lessons of all kinds and media presentations take place in this room. When not serving its primary functions, this room is also a practice room. This the primary teaching studio for Mr. Christner and is shared with Mr. Nypaver and Mrs. Whittaker.
The third studio is less finished than the others, and is currently used for storage. This room can easily be made available for for teaching or practice once demand necessitates it. The third room already contains a player piano, a baby grand piano and an Allen Organ.
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