It took me a few months after leaving Hawaii to reflect on how greatly my years of piano lessons with you has affected me. I have taken only one music course this semester, Music Theory and Musicianship, because I have been so set on becoming an Engineering Major. After a year of college and not being able to go to the piano rooms so often, I am considering becoming a Music Major. It isn't official yet, but that's most likely what I will end up doing at Whittier College. Music is something I truly love and I know I will be happy with a career in music, no matter what I may be doing with that degree. Thank you for everything you've taught me throughout the years.

Nicole Currently a student at Whittier College

I started taking lessons from Nobu Sakurai Piano Studios after two years of haphazard self-teaching. In my first month of lessons, I had learned more from them than I had in two years. Elated by this progress, I switched into private lessons for more instructional time. All of the instructors are excellent teachers and wonderful people, and under them I have been steadily progressing as a musician, even as I drift towards composing and music theory as an outlet towards my creativity. Everyone has the potential to be a musician, and Nobu Sakurai Piano Studios is where I developed mine.

Brandon NishimuraStudent at Damien Memorial SchoolTaking private Lessons since 2015

My daughter started piano at age 5 with Nobu at the former piano store at Pearl Highlands over 3 years ago.  We were devastated to hear the store was closing until Nobu told me she was opening her own studio.  My daughter loves taking lessons with Nobu - a huge plus to keep her motivated to both practice and to want to go to her lessons each week.  Nobu is great with kids and is also excited to see her students when they arrive.  I would be hard pressed to find another teacher who my daughter would love so much... I recommend her wholeheartedly.

Alina's DadNuuanu Elementary SchoolTaking private lessons for 4 years

We are so happy to be with Nobu’s studio!  Harley really enjoyed herself and Mr. Jensen was amazing. She was very nervous but she walked out feeling great and much nice things to say about him.




Harley's MomWaianaeTaking Private Lessons from Mr. Jensen for almost 6 months

Mrs. Nobu has been a blessing to us! My son has been taking 1:1 piano lessons from her since late 2011. Her talent and passion for music not only inspires my son to learn, it motivates him to be a better student! She pushes him to his potential, and is also always generous and timely with her compliments and acknowledgement of his accomplishments, big or small! As a parent, I love that about a teacher! And her style of teaching is reflected on the smile on my son's face after every lesson...

Dr. AlaimaloMother of SaundersFrom Pearl City

Ms. Nobu is a very good piano teacher. When my daughter’s previous teacher had moved away, I was having a hard time to find a new teacher for my daughter. However, Ms. Nobu gently understood the way my daughter used to learn piano, and then she took my daughter’s unfinished lesson books and continued to the end. My daughter could make transition very easily to Ms. Nobu. My daughter loves to see Ms. Nobu for lessons every Thursday and enjoys piano more than before. I am very thankful to Ms. Nobu.

Katelyn's MomFrom Hawaii Kai

"I enjoy playing the piano. Every morning, I get up and I want to go straight to the piano to play. It is fun! I have been taking piano lessons with Miss Nobu for almost five years. My mom wanted to change me to lessons closer to our house, but I wanted to stay with Miss Nobu. She is very enthusiastic and helps me get better."

ReyanPearl Ridge Elementary SchoolTaking group lessons for 5 years

I really like my class because Ms. Nobu is very friendly and she really knows the way to make you learn the piece you are working on. I also play violin and have joined the school orchestra. Because I play piano, it makes it so much easier to read notes and play violin.
My brother is also in the same class and we have been taking piano lessons together for 6 years now. We both enjoy Ms. Nobu’s class so much!

KevinMoanalua High SchoolTaking group lessons for 6 years with his brother

With my husband’s support, I was able to take private piano lessons for 3 years with Nobu at Piano Outlet. However, I stopped due to busy schedule at work and at home. Learning for me is never ending; age does not matter. Luckily, I was able to find Nobu’s studio again and once more, I am learning to play piano and enjoying every moment I touch the keyboard producing lovely sound of music. I give my thanks to my family for their support and to Nobu and Jensen – they are GREAT teachers with lots of love and patience to their students.

EvaEwa BeachTaking semi-private lessons with daughter Ruth for 2 years

Our son, Tyler, enjoys attending Mrs. Nobu Sakurai’s piano class because she is noticeably very compassionate in her ways of teaching piano. Mrs. Nobu is not only intelligent but also very organized and courteous. That is why we recommend Mrs. Nobu Sakurai for your kids or for you as your piano instructor.

Mr. and Mrs. UdarbeParents of TylerIolani School, '19

"I've been taking piano lessons from Nobu for about five years now and I've learned a lot since then. I like how she is able focus on a particular music genre based on my own interest. In my case, I enjoy listening and playing classical music. She is also able to work around my busy work and school schedule which makes it very convenient for me."

TobyFrom Pearl CityTaking Private lessons for 5 years

Ms. Nobu is very gentle and kind to me. When I have a hard time understanding, she explains it to me very easily and is understandable. She tells me how I can improve my technique. I love to go to her lessons every week!

KatelynSt. Andrews PrioryTaking private lessons at Honolulu Studio for over 1 year

I've always wanted to learn piano but was scared to try. With Jensen as my teacher I feel like I can learn anything. In only a few months I'm playing one of my favorite songs by Journey. I should have started a long time ago. Jensen is the man, and I would recommend him to anyone.

RusselPearl CityTaking Private Lessons from Mr. Jensen for six months

It is always fun to be able to play something I've heard in a movie or from a classical CD. Mrs. Nobu is a great teacher; she is always giving advice and pointing out details in which I could play a piece better. Along with teaching piano skills and techniques, she shows how fun and enjoyable playing the piano can be.



AndyIsland Pacific AcademyTaking private lessons for almost 3 years

I like Ms. Nobu - she makes learning the piano FUN and easy! I like that she is patient with me, always nice, tells me that 'I'm doing a good job', and gives me treats at the end of every lesson...:)





Saunders Our Lady of Good Counsel SchoolTaking private lessons for over 2 years

The reason I like Ms. Nobu is that she’s really patient with me. If I make a mistake, or if I need a little more time to learn things, she’s OK with it, and she’ll help me along the way!





KayceeMililani High SchoolTaking group lessons for 2 years

When I play piano, I feel like I’m in a better world, and I feel like I can do anything. Ms. Nobu has taught me a lot, and she makes piano class something fun that I can look forward to.





ElyshaKaleiopuu Elementary SchoolTaking Semi-private lessons for 3 years

I’m so happy that I decided to learn how to play the piano, even as a full-time working adult. I have found piano playing to be a therapeutic outlet from daily stressors that has helped to improve my memory and creativity. I’m glad to have found Nobu as a piano teacher. Nobu has a passion for music and teaching and an individualized approach to each student that continues to make learning how to play the piano enjoyable.


Dr. Alice UyTripler Medical CenterTaking Private Lessons at Honolulu Studio for 2 years

My two children started taking piano lessons at another studio when they were 4 and 5 years old. Their previous instructor was very impatient and at times rude. After about 8 months, I decided to give another piano studio a try. That was when I found Nobu Sakurai Piano Studios. Her patience and positive attitude made my children feel very welcoming and at ease. My children have been taking lessons from Mrs. Nobu for over a year now and I have seen tremendous progress in their music.

Shirley from HonoluluMother of Sammi (6) & Jordan (5)Taking Private Lessons at Honolulu Studio for almost 2 years