born: Suho-Oshima, the Inland Sea, Japan.
immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight.
Bachelors of Music: University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
Masters of Music: Manhattan School of Music, New York, N.Y.
Doctor of Philosophy: University of California, Santa Cruz
Collaborations with artists, poets, musicians, and researchers continue to be the cornerstone of my creative outlet
along with the recording of a piano solo CD of original works.
Teaching is also a source of creativity
and as such, these aspects all make up what I do and who I am.