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Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono at the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo, Brazil.
Yoko Ono (b. 1933). 1

A Japanese-born, avant-garde performance artist, poet, filmmaker, and peace activist. Yoko plays the piano, composes, and is a vocalist.

I was trained as a musician since my pre-school years.  My mother put me in a very special school called Jiyu-Gakuen in Japan, before I went to elementary school.  Jiju-Gakuen, which translates as 'Learning Garden of Freedom,' gave early musical training to pre-school children.  We learnt perfect pitch, harmony, playing the piano and composing simple songs.  Some very famous Japanese composers came out of this school.
Yoko Ono from Nick Johnstone’s Yoko Ono 'Talking' 2
Yoko began at Jiyu-Gakuen when she was only four years old—her age when she gave her first public concert, on piano.  [...] One of the things she learned at Jiyu-Gakuen was to listen to sounds in her environment.  For homework she was asked to translate everyday noises, like street traffic or a bird’s song, into musical notes.
Nell Beram and Carolyn Boridd-Krimsky from Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies 3
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[1]
Marcela Cataldi.  “Yoko Ono at the Museum of Contemporary Art, São Paulo.”  Photograph.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 4 March. 2010.  Web.  6 Oct. 2015.  CC BY 3.0.
[2]
Johnstone, Nick.  Yoko Ono “Talking.” London: Omnibus Press, a Division of Music Sales Limited, 2005: pg. 16.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Oct. 2015.
[3]
Beram, Nell, and Carolyn Boriss-Krimskypg.  Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies.  New York: Amulet Books, an Imprint of Abrams, 2013: pg. 35.  Google Books.  Web.  21 Oct. 2015.