Piano Performance & Pedagogy

Awards and Recitals

2015: Lecture Concert (Tokyo, Japan)

2012: Solo Piano Recital (Tokyo, Japan)

2009-2011: Performance at Salon Concerts (St Paul & Minneapolis, USA)

2009: Joint Piano Recital with Eri Tanaka (Kobe, Japan)

2007: Solo Piano Recital (Kobe & Osaka, Japan)

2004: Completion of 'Freeing the caged bird' program (North Caroline, USA)

2004: Performance as a soloist at Ernest Bloch Music Festival (Oregon, USA)

2004: Winner of a prize at Kobe International Music Competition (Japan)

2001: Winner of a prize at Japan Classical Music Competition (Japan)

2000: Winner of a prize at Wakayama Music Competition (Japan)

(All prizes were given only by professional competitions.)

Educational Background

I started playing the piano at the age of 3, and have been supervised by Prof. Tsutomu Naruse and Prof. Keiri Nakano.

Also, I studied with Profs. Dido Keuning, Boris Bekhterev, Thomas Mark, Anita King, and Barbara Lister-Sink.


Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Faure, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff

Teaching injury-preventive piano technique and retraining

I have been teaching injury-preventive piano techniques for pianists, piano teachers, and piano students, based on my experiences and training of Alexander Technique (learning since 2002), Body Mapping (also, book translation of "What every pianist needs to know about the body"), Freeing the Caged Bird (certificated piano teacher who completed this program about injury-preventive piano technique) as well as findings from my scientific research of biomechanics and motor control. In 2015, I was also officially certificated as a teacher of Andover Educators. The goal of my teaching is to help players discover their optimal piano technique that enables the desired musical expression without suffering from physical discomfort and injury. I have been teaching to pianists, piano teachers and students at MacPhail Music School in USA, Hannover University of Music, Drama, and Media in Germany, and many music conservatories in Japan.