Jacob's International Music School

Tokyo/Kamata Piano/Guitar/English Music School.

Study music in English with professional musicians.



Trial Lesson


Violin Course

We invite you to study violin with a doctor of music. Yohanan Chendler is not only a world-class violinist but a very experienced and passionate teacher. He has a lot of experience working with children as well as adults. He uses a several methods in his teaching including Suzuki as well as more traditional European classical methods to find the approach that best suits each individual. Yohanan doesn't believe in a one size fits all approach and strives to work with each student on their own personal goals. If you would like to learn violin from a top professional in English than we invite you to come take a trial lesson with Yohanan.


Yohanan Chendler



"My eight years old son was at his fourth violin teacher, in two years, and his practice was not progressing. While it was clear that he had good musical inclination, no one had been able to set him into a solid daily practice that he also enjoyed, until we started with Yohanan. Since the first class things were under control, he was engaged and happy to meet his teacher every week and his playing jumped to a whole new level. The sound quality and the posture are now solid as Yohanan focuses on technique, but with an easy approach. Yohanan is still teaching my son and I hope he will be for many many years to come."

(Parent of 8 year old student)


"Yohanan is an excellent teacher and I sincerely recommend him. He is incredibly attentive to detail and gives practical, on-point advice to enhance your technique. As an adult beginner I cannot imagine having had a better teacher."

(A Harvard Law School Student)





Yohanan Chendler is a versatile artist who divides his time between writing, performing and teaching music. His chamber, solo and vocal works have been performed at festivals and venues around the world in Israel, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Japan and the US.


Born and raised in Jerusalem, Israel, he received his Bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where he studied with Mark Kopytman. He also studied composition with George Tsontakis at the Aspen Music Festival and with Azio Corghi at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena.


As a freelance violinist, Chendler is an avid player of new music who, in recent years, premiered dozens of chamber and solo works in the Boston area. Several composers have written works specifically for him. One of his recent projects includes recording chamber and solo music by composer Martin Boykan. Chendler has played in several festivals in Europe including the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra directed by Daniel Barenboim, the International Youth Orchestra and others. He has received scholarships for violin performance, composition and chamber music from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Chendler is violinist of Juventas New Music Ensemble.


Chendler is a recent PhD graduate in composition from Brandeis University where he studied with David Rakowski, Eric Chasalow and Martin Boykan, as well as with violinist Dan Stepner. Chendler has taught music at Brandeis University, at the Conservatory Lab Charter School at Clark University and Harvard University. His works have been published by Berben Musical Editions and Lucian Badian Edition.

Private Lesson Rate

    3 times per month(30 minutes)¥12000

     3 times per month(45 minutes)¥16500

    2 times per month(60 minutes)¥14500

    2 times per month(45 minutes)¥11000


We also have plans for more than 3 times per month.


Sign-up fee ¥11000


A 1 time 45-minute trial lesson is available for ¥3000

Copyright © 2015 株式会社Jacob's International Music School All rights Reserved.