Instrument/Discipline: Koto 琴, Shamisen 三味線
School (流): Ikuta-ryū, koto; Nogawa-ryū, shamisen 野川流三味線
Ha/Kai (流派/会): Todo-Ongakukai, Koji Kikuhara 当道音楽会 菊原光治門下
Professional Name (芸名): Naoko 尚子
Do you teach? Yes
Do you perform? Yes
Sumiyo Guerena trained in classical singing with Ichijuro Kiyomoto, dance with Monjyro Fujima, tea ceremony with Soko Suzuki, and tsuzumi with Jukei Nakamura. She trained as a maiko at Gion-Higashi-Kabukai in Kyoto, Japan from 1979 to 1981. She is also studying biwa with Molly Kyokuto Kimura in Sacramento, CA.