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PETERSON offers music lesson in different languages such as Japanese, English, Chinese, French, German. We will guide you all the way from your first lessons to the professional levels. We offer a scheme of tuition suitable for students at different stages of ability in performance and theory. Providing a good grounding for the higher level of interpretative skill to perform the required works convincingly. 

We take great care to match the right student with the right teacher. Outstanding new teachers are regularly recruited; the curriculum is constantly reviewed and updated; we try to react quickly to - and to anticipate - changes in the profession. The school is a happy place, where students are encouraged to play and experience music as much as possible and aim to give every student the best possible chance of becoming an articulate and informed musician. 


Meet our Qualified Piano Teachers!

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Ms. Naoko Kato - Piano Teacher

Ms. Naoko Kato teaches Piano received a Bachelor’s degree from Musashino Academia Musicae in Japan with Masters’ degree in piano performance from Chicago Musical College in the U.S. in piano performance. She has started studying accompanying and chamber music since she was in the university. She started studying accompanying and chamber music since she was at the university, became a keyboardist at Chicago Civic Orchestra in 1997.From 2000, Naoko has become guest pianist and exclusive pianist at Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Bangkok Opera, Bangkok Community Theater and more. In 2006, she was a soloist for piano concerto which was conducted by Mr. Hikotaro Yazaki of the MIE Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan. In 2011, she joined a Charity Concert “Pray for Japan” which started after a huge earthquake. In 2014, Naoko had a solo recital in Bangkok. Since then, she has started perform in joint concerts with Ms. Eri Okuzawa.



Mr. Philippe Guihon-Herbet - Piano Teacher

Philippe Guilhon-Herbert is a French concert pianist and professor currently living in Bangkok.

He graduated from Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, first Prize piano and chamber music, and gave récitals and performances in Paris, Berlin, Münich, New York, Salzburg...

He recorded 8 awarded cds and had several special Prizes at International Competitions and Academy (Concours d'Orléans 2008, Académie Maurice Ravel..).

He is regularly invited to french Radio France musique, Radio Classique. And has over 10 years teaching experience as piano professor at Conservatoire du 6ème Paris. His repertoire includes many piano Concertos ( Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms) as well as 20th century composers (Ravel, Stravinsky, Prokoviev, Takemitsu...) For the last 5 years, he had the support of the Swiss Life Foundation, regarding to his concert and recordings activity in Europe.

Ms. Chinami Shibata - Piano Teacher

Ms. Chinami Shinbata started learning piano at the age of five with Hiroko Seyama, and at the age of ten she moved to Greece and continued learning the piano with Mrs.Tsaparis until age of 15 in Athens. She took up learning to play the drums when she was a high school student. At the age of 27, she graduated as MA of SiIpakorn University and went back to playing the piano. She took professional lessons with Walter S. who is a Belgium piano teacher who lives in Bangkok. After two years of serious study with him she passed grade 8, AMEB,. She still believes there is much to learn and that life experiences have much to teach you in how you perform while playing your music. Ms. Chinami Shibata became a piano teacher since 1998, she has been teaching piano lessons in Thailand since the year 2000. She can speak English, Japanese and Thai. She also works for a coordinator between Thailand and Japan.

Her students are from Asian, Westerns, adults and children. All of her 100 students plus, have enjoyed learning music with her. She customizes her learning for each student according to their individual needs. Ms. Chinami also prepares students for the courses LCM, ABRSM, and Trinity. To her credit none of her students have failed and most have achieved Distinctions or Merits in their exams.


Ms. Pancharee Ungpanya - Piano Teacher

Ms. Pancharee started learning piano at the age of 13 with Wannasiri Homsanit, one of a student of Piyabhand Sanitwongse, who is the national artist in performing arts in 1998. She studied with Jun Komatsu during 2005 – 2007 and Christopher Tutin in 2010. She performed at Piyabhand Sanitwongse's concert every year from 1990-1997.

She passed grade 8 piano exam at Trinity College London in 1998.

She have a lot of experience in teaching and taking students through their piano exams in both practical and theory at the Institute of London College of music (LCM) up to grade 8 for the last 16 years. She also has experience in teaching piano with children with special needs for the last 10 years.


Achita Thongsak (Ajarn Mor) - Jazz Piano Teacher 

Achita Thongsak started his musical path at the age of six by study in classical piano. In 2014, he got interested in jazz music by its lively sound and in 2016 he went to study music at Pre-College, College of Music, Mahidol University. There, he had the opportunity to studied jazz piano with Pawin Limkangvanmongkol, and Igor Suchkov. Currently, he is studying with Kom Wongsawat. He was a member of ‘Mahidol University Jazz Stage Band’ since his first year of Pre-College and in his third year he moved up to join with ‘Mahidol University Jazz Big Band’ and currently he is playing with ‘Mahidol University Jazz Orchestra’. He was one of the finalists in ‘Thailand International Jazz Conference Solo Competition 2020’


Mr.Saithong (Ajarn Ken) - Piano Teacher 

Mr. Ken started his first piano lesson when he was 8 years old. He graduated in the music faculty from Chulalongkorn University major in piano performing and music education. During his education he has studied with Dr. Suwanna Wangsopon and Dr. Noppanan Janorrathaikul. He had a lot of experiences in performing on stage.

He performed on stage in piano solo, piano duet and piano ensemble. He was chosen to be a music teacher in Satit Chulalongkorn school.

Nowadays he is still studying with many famous pianists


Mr.Woratep Rattana-umpawan - Guitar Teacher 

Woratep began his guitar lesson when he was 17 with Prof. Vidhaya Vosbien. He had been the First Prize Winner of Yamaha Guitar Festival Competition in Bangkok for three consecutive years from 1985-1987. He started taking classical guitar lessons seriously in 1987. Afterward he entered the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University and got a B.A. with second class honour in Western Music majoring in Classical Guitar. With his skills in performance, he was invited to play solo "Chao Phraya Concerto composed by Prof. Bruce Gaston in 1993. Woratep was once again invited by one of the most famous musical institutions in Japan to perform in three recitals in April 2000. And in November the same year, he had an opportunity to take one private lesson with Mr. Eduardo Fernández, the world famous guitarist, when Mr. Fernández was performing a concert in Bangkok. Woratep used to be the Head of Guitar Department at Chinatkarn Music School in 1991. Moreover, he took part in founding the Bangkok Guitar Quartet and the Bangkok Guitar Society, where he takes the position of president, and the Thailand Guitar Society respectively.

Woratep performs at many international guitar festivals. He teaches now at the Conservatory of Music, Rangsit University; Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University and also at the Thailand Guitar Society. Now he still performs both in Thailand and aboard. His works such as Guitar Lai Thai I, II are available on CDs



Mr.Nitit Banjerdtavorn (Ajarn Man) - Cello Teacher

Born in Bangkok in 1990, Nitit Banjerdtavorn is an energetic and outgoing individual He developed great passion, understanding and appreciation for music from a young age. As a young boy, he learnt and grew fond of the cello at his Christian church.

From age 15, he studied under the tutelage of the prize winning Mr. Marcin Tomasz Szawelski at the College of Music, Mahidol University and from 2014 to present, studied with Mr.Martin Grund. In 2009, in his final year at the college, he was honored to receive a scholarship for his grades. Then in 2010 he received a further scholarship to begin studying Music Education at Mahidol University In 2014 graduate from Mahidol University in Music Education, he has been tour and competition outside Thailand for example 1st place summa cum laude international in catagory of symphony , and been to tour in Europe and American ,Now  he is  an active member of Siam Sinofornieta ,Siam Philharmonic Orchestra ,Thailand’s Sanctuary Orchestra.


Mr.Wittaya Payakkasem - Violin Teacher

Wittaya Payakkasem (Wit) wit was born in Chachoengsao, Thailand. He graduated Bachelor degree in violin performance from the college of Music Mahidol University in 2007. He completed as a member of The Thai youth Orchestra (TYO). Dr. Sax Chamber Orchestra, Mahidol University Orchestra, Southeast Asian youth Orchestra and also Thailand Phiharmonic orchestra (TPO) He is working currently as full time teacher at Ekamai International school in Bangkok. In his sparetime he always updated and developed himself by participating violin master class both in domestic and international country such as germany , Austria. Recently, his student, Ms. Fasai Phuathavornskul whom he was teaching violin for 5 years won the 2 nd prize in ANZCA competition and 3 rd prize in the 6 th Beethoven Competition.




 Mr. Damrongpol  (Ball) - Flute Teacher

Ajarn Ball graduated from Art Facualty major in Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts Program in Music at Srinakharinwirot University : GPA 3.46 

He win the first price Division 1 from Thailand's Yamaha flute Soloist competition .  

During 2011-2014 He was joinging an Symphonic band and his band win the first or second price from the "Asian Symphonic Band Competition in No.3, No.5, No.6 and No.7 during year. He was the position of chief of flute players in SAYOWE (Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble) in 2006. "and the position of head of flute players in Rangsit Yamaha Wind Orchestra in 2014"
 
The band he was joing win the first price and get the King's Cup from the Asian Symphonic Band Competition No. 9 and win the second price from  Asian Symphonic Band Competition No. 8

He attended the flute seminar with TIMF Academy , Korea, the seminar "The Sound Master The Professional AudioConference