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.

my history