Piano, Accordion, Keyboard
Shoko Nagai is a versatile musical artist who improvises and performs with world-renowned musicians on piano and accordion and composes original scores for films and live performances. Since moving to the U.S. from Japan and studying classical and jazz music at Berklee, she has adapted her mastery of the piano, accordion, synthesizer, and other instruments.
“Nagai is a charismatic presence onstage, who hypnotizes audiences with her intense focus and virtuoso sound” ~New York Times
A veteran of the New York downtown music scene, She has been teaching both music theory and piano technique for the last 20 years to a variety of age groups. She is very competent with both small children and adult students. Her main goal for teaching is to develop a sincere communication with students and show them the beauty of music.