Mariko Kamachi Cosbey

Mariko Kamachi Cosbey began her studies at the age of five with Mitsuo Yoshino in Japan. After immigrating to Canada in 1996, she continued her education at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Glenn Gould School as a student of Leslie Kinton.

Mariko is an active chamber musician. In Toronto, she performed in the Alicier Arts chamber music series, and in the Canadian Opera Company's Free Concert Series at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. In Regina, she performed a recital with cellist Peter Cosbey in the Regina Musical Club concert series which was broadcast nationally on CBC radio.

Mariko has been teaching piano since 2000. In 2003, she taught at the Summer Arts Camp in Harquail, Cayman Islands. Since 2008, she has taught at the Regina Summer Strings Camp. Her students routinely receive First Class Honours marks for Royal Conservatory Practical Examinations. She is able to teach in either English or Japanese.

As well as teaching, Mariko is an active accompanist. Not only does Mariko play with students, she is equally adept at assisting students' musicianship, able to offer performance tips to ensure players reach their full potential for exams, auditions and festivals.

In her spare time, Mariko accompanies at the Regent Park School of Music, a non-profit music school for youth-in-need in Toronto.

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Welcome Cello Teacher Amahl Arulanandam!

We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Amahl Arulanandam to our incredible faculty here at MTMS! Amahl brings with him a wealth of teaching and performing experience.

Something to Brag About

"This time last year, I wasn't even planning to pursue university for music immediately after high school, and when I changed my mind you were committed to preparing me for auditions. I don't have to remind you that I wouldn't have made it into any university for music without support and guidance from you."

On May 15, Midtown Music School celebrated its sixth anniversary. We are incredibly proud of the impact we have had on so many people's lives throughout the years, and look forward to sharing our music with many more people to come. This year in particular we had four students successfully audition for post-secondary music schools. One of them, Gabriel, wrote about his experience with us. While we don't necessarily want to brag about ourselves, this review summarizes everything we strive to achieve. Here's the review (original can be found here):