Excellent graduate record and tradition
To those of you who are hoping to study abroad in Japan.

Muse Music Academy was the first music school to receive approval from Japanese government in the jazz, rock and pop music genres in 1984. Our tradition and unique way of teaching have produced many popular active artists, such as Takahiro Matsumoto who won the Grammy Award for the Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2011. Also, our graduates from abroad are taking active parts in the world music industries, such as Kwak Yoonchan who participated on the Blue Note label as the first Korean artist, Ko Shin from Shanghai who won the grand prix in the Avex Asian Audition and Lee Sungho who composes and provides music for AKB48.

Faculty, department and courses
Coeducational, daytime, for two years
Department of Music General Art
  • Vocal
  • Composer Arranger
  • Mixing Creator
  • Music Business
  • Drums
  • Base
Department of Players
  • Guitar
The first year tuition (April)

1,310,000 ~ 1,430,000 yen
(10,000 ~ 50,000 yen teaching material fee is required separately. * Varies depending on your department and field of study.)

Financial Assistance
Live Circuit (Music scholorship)
Grant/ Loan/ Exemption
Varies depending on a student.
Application condition and selection process etc.

Our scholarship allows students to make up for deficits in their live performance activities. Depending on the level of the student, the amount varies from several thousand yen to tens of thousands of yen. There is no special condition for application. All the students who engage in live performance activities are eligible.

Muse's special characteristics

The educational philosophy of Muse is the "Live Principle". This is practicality based on the fact that students will be asked for their "live talents" skills when they debut professionally. 80 % of our classes are skill-based training in small classes, with less than 9 students per class. Because of this curriculum, many graduates of Muse are "professionals" who take significant roles and long careers in the world of music.

Special feature of Muse's curriculums

Our classes are small in size and focus on skill-based training. We have rich ensemble programs for musicians and vocalists that play together with other musical instruments. Practically in most cases, vocalists and guitars play together with other musical instruments and seldom play acapella or solo. These curriculums show our policy of practicality.