Riko Method

Riko Method School of Piano

  • About

    Located in Atwater Village, Riko Method School of Piano serves beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. Whatever your musical goals for yourself, your children or grandchildren, Riko’s original teaching method, implemented by our passionate and highly trained instructors, can help you meet them.

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  • Our Mission

    Enriching a cultural lifestyle one lesson at a time.

    We strive to empower our students through music. Utilizing a well-rounded curriculum that accelerates all aspects of music making, we seek to give our students a jump start that builds their confidence and love of music. It is our passion to equip students with the tools to develop critical minds. We are a source of harmony in our community, and helping is our business.

  • Our Founder

    Since her debut in 1987, Riko has toured extensively in Europe, Asia and the United States. Riko studied piano with Walter Hautzig at The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University and Edson Elias at Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris. As a music educator, she has over 30 years of piano teaching experience working with beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. In addition to developing and publishing her own unique curriculum, Riko is a hands-on CEO, regularly conducting training sessions for RMSP instructors.

  • Our Method

    Analyze. Organize. Execute.

    Based on Riko’s three-plus decades of experience as an international performer and music educator, the Riko Method empowers students with analysis and organization skills and the ability to execute tasks efficiently. This method frees students from rote memorization and meaningless repetition, instead providing them with the tools to become independent, creative thinkers and makers.

  • Testimonials

    "Riko's vision of what music education can be through her remarkable method will have a lasting impact on our musicians..."
    Julia Gaskill - Director, Young Musicians Foundation
    "I can't wait for my next class!"
    "For Los Angeles to remain this country's capital of creative expression and cultural substance, we must create an opportunity for the next generation of Angelenos to fall in love with art. Art is not a luxury, it's a necessity--especially in Los Angeles. It fuels our economy; it helps us think creatively; and, most importantly, it makes us happy. As a pianist myself, I am grateful that Riko Method School of Piano recognizes the importance of supporting the pursuit of music and I can't wait to catch a concert at the new Scarlatti Concert Hall."
    Eric Garcetti - Mayor, Los Angeles
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