Anri Maruyama – Trial Lesson Assessment Specialist/Director

Anri was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. He started playing classical guitar at the age of 11 and switched to electric guitar at the age 13. At the age of 17, after playing in several rock bands as a teenager, he attended Musicians Institute (MI), which sparked his interest in Jazz and improvised music.  In 2006, at the age of 21, Anri got accepted to the renowned German music conservatory Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. While there, he studied under renowned European guitarist Frank Möbus. During his time at the conservatory he had the opportunity to participate in various master classes and workshops with artists such as John Taylor, Palle Danielson, Martial Solal, Carlos Bica, Jim Black, Renaud Garcia Fonds and Martin France. To further his education, Anri attended Berklee College of Music in 2011 on a special 1 year scholarship. Anri has also worked and composed for various TV commercials and musicals in the Germany, including the famous “Film studios Babelsberg”.  After receiving his Master’s Degree in Jazz Guitar in 2013 from Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, Anri moved to Tokyo and is continuing his work on his own original art and compositions. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team!


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Every Lesson I Learn Something New!

Always easy to understand and fun lessons! 〇When did you start  lessons at TAGA:  3 years ago 〇Lesson Style: Classical guitar 〇Nationality: Japan 〇Age: 34
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Thank you! Parent of Mirai: 今後も楽しみながらレッスンして頂ければ嬉しいです。 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo?: 小さな子供でもクラスがあった事。 マンツーマンなので集中してレッスンできている。


決まったテキストを順に進めるのではなく、毎回先生と相談しながらレッスンを進められるので、やりやすいです。コードを習ったり、コードを使う曲や弾き方を教わったり、タメになる雑談をしたり。 講師や教室の雰囲気がリラックスでき、レッスンの方法もかた苦しくない! 先生が外国の方なので英語が話せるともっと楽しいだろうなあ… 〇When did you start lessons at TAGA: 1 year ago  〇Lesson Style: Acoustic guitar

Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!!

Enak Ravasio
Parent of Enak: Very happy to discovers and enjoy guitar here!! Good atmosphere and very good teacher able to adjust to my pace. looking forward to more. Teachers and staff made my son eager to learn guitar. 〇Why did you initially choose to take guitar lessons with our school rather than with another school in Tokyo? …

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