Teaching music in Japan
The other way I have made a living in Japan is by teaching music in Japan. Right now I teach guitar. I teach guitar online, and I also started a local school called the Shonan Music Academy. I live in a fantastic place on the coast of Japan called Shonan. Hence, the amazingly creative name Shonan Music Academy.
I teach children, teens, and adults. I teach guitar, ukulele, bass, and percussion. I’m not a percussionist but I use percussion to teach and demonstrate rhythms. I also teach a form of vocal percussion from India called Konokol.
When I lived in Tokyo, I taught guitar lesson at my condominium. The condo had a room that was specially treated for sound reduction, so it was a professional looking setup. I did guitar lessons primarily. Mostly for teens and adults.