"NEC is unique in that everyone here is a treasure trove of wisdom and experience."
Award-winning violinist Ayano Ninomiya joined the NEC faculty in 2015. A former student at NEC Prep, she was excited to join this community again. “NEC is unique in that everyone here is a treasure trove of wisdom and experience. Everybody comes with such a drive and commitment to music, and to excellence,” she said.
Like her colleagues throughout NEC, Ayano guides her students to reach their artistic potential as well as to develop their own unique creative voices. She describes NEC as “a supportive and inspirational community, where students can grow as people and as musicians.”
Growing as a musician is something that Ayano has thought about a lot. In a 2012 TEDx talk at the University of Tokyo, she described how her thoughts about being a performer have changed over time. She now believes that the goal of a live performance is to connect with her audience by taking the notes on the page and making them “come alive.”
Ayano shares this passion for connection in her teaching, and helps students to learn how to communicate through their music.