Teaching Area : Violin
Language : Fluent in English and Japanese
When my older sister finished her practice, I would sit in front of the piano and act like I was a virtuosic pianist. I began my piano lesson when I was 8 years old. After about a year, I was inspired by a girl, where she played Sault D’ Amour by Elgar, to pick up violin. Practicing two instruments, going to grade school, going to Japanese school, and getting private lessons for both instruments was hectic, but my love of music grew and grew as I was inspired by soo many exceptionally well know violinists.
The inspiration led me to become a music major in college. I graduated from University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy. I also studied Suzuki pedagogy under the instruction of Carol Dallinger.
In 2017, I won Gumbert’s Award Competition, which is a very prestigious competition featuring the University of Evansville’s senior class, selected by the music department faculty. I was featured as a soloist in 2014 University Symphony Orchestra as a winner for the 2013-2014
Vukovich Concerto Competition winner. In the same year, I won the Eykamp String Quartet competition hosted by the University of Evansville Artist-in-Residence, Eykamp String Quartet. I served as a concertmaster for 3 years for the University Symphony Orchestra. I was awarded
Kiwanis Music Award for the orchestra division in 2017.
I have attended summer festivals such as Eastern Music Festival in North Carolina (2016); Harlaxton Music Festival in Grantham, England (2015); and Chicago Suzuki Institute (2006-2011).
I had master classes with Michael McLean, Terri Eindfelt, Elisa Barston, Ruggiero Ricci, Yuko Mori, Shigetoshi Yamada, Robert Chen, Diana Lupo, Carol Dallinger.