Naoki received his Bachelors of Music from the Musicians Institute’s (MI) College of Contemporary Music in Los Angeles, USA. After returning to Japan, Naoki has taught various advanced courses at MI Japan in Tokyo. He has had the opportunity to record and play with various artists such as Mary Stickels, Tony Suggs, Fumio ” Hank” Nishiyama, Shingo Yamamoto, Ko Ito, Joe Kids, Kaori Kuno and more. Naoki has also worked and composed for various TV commercials and musicals in Japan. As an author, he has written books for guitar education published by Rittor Music as well as translated DVDs and books by overseas artists. The American Guitar Academy is proud to have him as part of our team.