Mariko Kamachi CosbeyTeacher
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.