Nanae Fujiwara

Nanae Fujiwara

Guitar, beginner piano

Preferred student age:


Musical styles offered:


Teaching philosophy/style:

Laid back but demanding.

Parent policy:

Parents are welcome to attend lessons.

Materials needed:

Method book, assignment notebook, metronome, tuner.


Please introduce and address as Ms. Nanae.


Nanae (Na-nye or Na-na-eh) Fujiwara received her associates degree in Fine Arts from William Rainey Harper College. It was while studying with Steve Vasquez when she first learned the beauty of classical guitar and how to express her emotions through the instrument. She then furthered her studies at Northeastern Illinois University. She received her Bachelors of Music under the tutelage of Dr. Brian Torosian who taught her to fine tune her skills.

Through her studies at Northeastern, Nanae discovered her passion not only lies in guitar, but also in conducting. She has taken the stage as a conductor leading the NEIU Wind Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, and Chamber Singers.

Nanae has gained vast knowledge and techniques from attending master classes with Grammy Award winners Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, William Kanengiser, GFA Competition Winner Denis Azabagic, Elena Papandreou, and Rene Izquierdo. Nanae was one of the semi-finalists in the 2013 Wilson Center Guitar Competition. She has also worked as a volunteer translator for one of the leading organizations of the world, Guitar Foundation of America. To further her knowledge in classical guitar, Nanae flew to Germany in the summer of 2013 to study at two different guitar symposiums.

Currently, Nanae is on the guitar faculty at David Adler Music and Arts Center, where she has been appointed the position of Guitar Department Chairman for the 2014-2015 school year. When she is not busy teaching, Nanae loves to perform at weddings/private events, hold concerts, write songs, and upload videos on Youtube.