I’m a professional pianist performing at various venues in the Chicago area for over 15 years, and I am the resident pianist at several of Chicago’s most prestigious private clubs such as Green Acres Country Club and The Standard Club. I play for cocktails and weddings at major hotels including Palmer House Hilton Hotel.  I was the music director for the Loop Players at Harold Washington College for over ten years since 1997, directing/accompanying numerous musicals performed by the Loop Players.  I play all genres of music including jazz, pops, show tunes, ragtime and classical.  I hold a Master's Degree of Music in Piano Performance from DePaul University School of Music and a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Piano Performance from Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

 

I had an intensive piano, music ensemble and aural training from the age of five at the YAMAHA Music Academy in Tokyo, Japan.  Later in Chicago, I studied with Melody Lord, who performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) for over 25 years, whose teacher was current CSO principal pianist, Mary Sauer. Later, I was accepted with a Performance Scholarship by the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University, where I received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with Honors, studying with Winston Choi, Head of Piano Department as well as Ani Gogova. I continued studying at DePaul University School of Music where I received a Master of Music in Piano Performance, receiving Music Performance Awards, studying with international concert artist, George Vatchnadze.