About Michiko Rehearsal Studios Inc.
Michiko Studios, initially a subsidiary of Roberto’s Winds Inc in 1989, became independent in 2012 and continues to thrive as not only rehearsal studios for jazz artists but for music lovers as a whole. Michiko Studios holds a firm belief that collaboration among individuals and businesses leads to greater productivity, creativity and success. This belief is evident in the design of the studios’ spaces, events, and digital tools, which are created to facilitate musicians’ connections in a natural and frictionless way.
Michiko Studios has cultivated a highly engaged community of more than 15,000 musicians (up from 5,300 on December 31, 2013), which becomes increasingly valuable as it grows. A recent survey found that more than 55% of musicians coming to Michiko Studios on a monthly basis have also connected and found future band members at the studios.
Musicians routinely source talent, projects, referrals, ideas, and inspiration from Michiko Studios, and therefore have a vested interest in its size and quality. The resulting word of mouth has created accelerating demand for Michiko Studios to create more spaces and events.
About Roberto Romeo - Owner of Michiko Studios - When Serving Musicians Becomes a Lifetime Mission
Roberto Romeo, owner and President of Michiko Studios and Roberto’s Winds, a woodwind retail and repair shop, has lived through the changing music scene of the ’80s and ’90s. Growing up as a flute player in Italy, Roberto came to the States and quickly became part of the jazz community during its golden era right in Times Square, New York. He also has been around to witness the fall of New York City’s famed “Music Row” on 48th Street, where many music businesses have been forced to close their doors.
Despite those hard times, Roberto’s Winds and Michiko Studios have stood strong and resilient on legendary 46th Street in Manhattan. In a sense, Michiko Studios has lived up to Roberto’s vision as not only a place for music but also as a contribution to the artistic aspect of New York City.