I’m a professional pianist performing at various venues in the Chicago area for over 15 years, and I've been 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 and private clubs including Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Union League Club of Chicago, University Club of Chicago, etc.  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.