Noriko Wada, Music Specialist

Born and raised in Kobe Japan, Noriko worked professionally as a director in many productions of major opera companies in Japan. Since she came to the United States, she has dedicated her professional life to teaching. She has over 20 years experience teaching music and the Japanese language to all ages. She is the mother of three girls ranging in age from middle-school to college. Since the time her middle and youngest daughters attended MWS as preschoolers, Noriko has enjoyed sharing her musical experience and passion with all the children at Methodist Weekday School. It’s wonderful to hear even our youngest students humming and singing music from The Nutcracker, Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals and other classical pieces of music. It’s even more amazing to see how quickly they learn musical dynamics because of the playful way Noriko encourages them all to be part of the “Little Musicians Club.”