Overseas Experiential Learning , Tokyo Japan 2019

It was a privilege of Melody Strings to join the Overseas Experiential Learning Programme in Tokyo Japan this year June (2019)

There are 11 students of Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra within 5 years old to 12 years old to attend this program which held in Tokyo. We appreciate having the chance to join in this music learning trip for students to develop, experience and enhance their skills. 

This is an opportunity to experience and learn more about a different education & culture system in the classroom, stage and studio environment within a mixture of local and exchange students. Learning and performing in an unfamiliar setting where we are constantly being challenged personally and professionally; allowing us a chance to grow and learn more about themselves in their music journey.

(Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra Students )




  • Composition and Music Production Master Class
  • Strings Ensemble Master Class and Recording

–  Conducted by Jeff Miyahara & Kuraaki Hori in Victor Studio.


(Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra students in Victor studio for the recording session )


(Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra students in Victor studio conducted by Mr. Jeff )


(Recording session in Victor Studio, Tokyo )


  • Music and Culture Exchange Program in Asaka Daiichi Junior High School by Teacher Sankichi Tozaki

ASAKA DAIICHI JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL is one of the Top junior high school symphonic band in Japan. They awarded the highest honour in most of the Japan Band Competition. This is the first time ever they did the cooperation with Strings Orchestra. We are honoured to have this opportunity to join this exchange program.



(Award received by Asaka Daiichi Junior High School Wind Band )


(Students from Asaka Daiichi Junior High School )


(Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra students )


(Performance by Asaka Daiichi Junior High School Wind Band)


(A performance between Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra and Asaka Daiichi Junior High School Wind Band)


(Token exchange within Melody Strings Art Center and Asaka Daiichi Junior High School)


(Melody Strings Strings Chamber Orchestra Students group photo )


  • Homestay Experience with Mr. Kato Family

( Melody Strings’s students getting ready for homestay experience )


Day 3

  • Ghibli Museum, Tokyo !!

The Ghibli Museum is a museum showcasing the work of the Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli. It is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, a western city of Tokyo, Japan. The museum combines features of a children’s museum, technology museum, and a fine arts museum, and is dedicated to the art and technique of animation. Tickets to the Ghibli Museum are only accepted if bought in advance and have to purchase it earlier before its sell out.


( Melody Strings Chamber Orchestra Students in Ghibli Museum )


  • Rehearsal session conducted by Mr. Keiichi Kurokawa before Min-On performance at Seikyo Shimbun, Tokyo 🤩

Mr. Keiichi Kurokawa is a Music Engraver, Music Editor and Band Director in Japan. He used to arrange music for American Riverside Medley (wind band/brass band), Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Japan Ground Self-Defence Force Central Band and others …

It was a good experience for students to learn and enhance themselves.


( Rehearsal session before Min-On Performance )


( Group Photo after Min-On Performance )


Day 5

  • Shamisen Performance 

The shamisen (三味線), also sangen (三絃), both words mean “three strings”), is a three-stringed traditional Japanese musical instrument derived from the Chinese instrument sanxian.
A great experience for children to interact with a Japanese traditional instrument. 


(Shamisen Performance by Mr. Kazuo Shibutani)


( Mr. Kazuo Shibutani leading student to experience with the instrument)


( Mr. Kazuo Shibutani leading student to experience with the instrument)


( Group Photo after Shamisen Experiential session)


  • Kimono Experience

( Melody Strings’s Students with Kimono )


( Melody Strings’s students with Kimono )


( Group photo in Kimono after a performance )


Thank for the organizer Hitmaker Global Academy, conductors, and teachers in Japan, recording team and video shooting team in Japan, Melody Strings Art Center principal, teachers, parents, and students. Appreciate …