Jazz Pianist
  • I was born on February 17th, in Nagoya City, Japan.
    I had no interest in music throughout my childhood but that changed when I was 20 years old.
    Hearing “Waltz for Debby” by Bill Evans, for the first time, I was incredibly moved and decided to start
    practicing the piano by myself.
  • At 21 I started juggling Jazz piano lessons with my office job, but my passion towards Jazz kept growing and growing.
    At 28 I finally decided to go study abroad in America.
  • Johnson state college, Vermont – enrolled in 2012 and graduated in 2014 (B.A. in Jazz)
    California state university, East bay – enrolled in 2015. (M.A. in Jazz)
  • I’m currently studying Jazz and music while also performing and providing musical services.

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“I started playing the piano at 20 years old”

That’s incredibly late in the piano/jazz piano world.
Pianists, like sports athletes, usually start practicing early in their childhood.
However, I want to prove that it’s never too late to start.
All you need is effort and you can make your dream come true!

When I was an office worker people used to laugh at my dream and tell me ” That’s obviously impossible”.
I know that there are more people, all around the world, thinking “I’m an adult but I want to study music…”,
” I’ve always wanted to play the piano…”, “I want to play Jazz…”.
I know that feeling more than anyone else.

That’s why I want to help those people by sharing my experiences and what I’ve learned along the way.
I want to become the “starting point” for those people.

I’m currently studying music, here in the U.S, gaining experience,
meeting people and making my own way to become a professional Jazz pianist.
Many people have supported me to come this far.
My heart if full of gratitude and of passion for Jazz!

While on my way to becoming a professional Jazz pianist, I want to support other people on their way to their dream.
With my music, I want to connect people from all over the world.
I want to become a Pianist who can heal and motivate people.

My soul was saved by music. Now It’s my turn to create music which can save someone’s soul.

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Feel free to contact me through the Contact page


Donny Schwekendiek taught me to cherish each and every note and the joy of expressing myself with jazz.
Debbie Porye taught me the important technical aspects of Jazz piano.

Favorite Artists

Bill Evans, Horace Silver, Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Lee Mogan