Classical Musician, Educator, Coordinator

Resume posted by Natsumi in Arts and Culture.

Desired position type: Any
Location: Minato City Tokyo, Japan


I am a Doctor of Musical Arts with 17+ years of experience as a concert pianist.
I am seeking new opportunities where I could use my expertise, skills, and passion to help provide a richer cultural environment to the world.

I am currently freelancing while I pursue new opportunities and can be reached through this profile.


Musical Education

2018-2021          Frost School of Music, Miami University, FL: Doctor of Musical Arts

2014-2015           Royal College of Music, London: Artist Diploma in Performance

2012-2014           Royal College of Music, London: Mmus in Performance Program

2008-2012           Royal College of Music, London: Bmus (Hons) Program

2007-2008           Toho College of Music, Tokyo

2004-2007           Toho High School of Music, Tokyo

1995-1997           Hoff-Barthelson Music School, New York


Work Experiences

2005 – Present    Freelance Pianist

  • Performed internationally as a freelance soloist and chamber musician.
  • Self-managed concerts and maintained relationships with clients, audiences, and artists.
  • 2014 CHANEL Pygmalion Artist


2016 – Present     ONBEAT Corp.Translator (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Translated 100+ articles (Japanese to English) for bilingual art magazine, ONBEAT. Articles translated feature a wide range of Japanese visual artists including Hiroshi Senju, Yoichi Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Kengo Kuma, and Eiko Ishioka.
  • Interpreted a live discussion between visual artist Kohei Nawa and choreographer Damien Jalet prior to the premier of their collaborative work, PLANET [wanderer]


2020-2021          Chief Coordinator, Friends of El Sistema Japan (Tokyo, Japan)

  • Oversaw the organization’s music education program while regularly communicating with team members, clients, artists, agents, and stakeholders in Japan and overseas.
  • Planned and facilitated 6 online seminars for staff, teachers, and volunteer members. Invited guest speakers to give short lectures for each seminar.
  • Coordinated and successfully organized the World Children’s Music Festival in Tokyo 2021 (March 2021) at the Tokyo Metropolitan Hall; Proposed major changes in the final program to ensure success of event; Managed 130+ performers and staff members, and served as MC on stage; Prepared social media posts to promote event; Produced video contents to present at event ; Concert was live-streamed and viewed remotely by Her Majesty Empress Emerita Michiko and Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Princess Akishino.


2019-2021           Instructor, Frost Preparatory Program, University of Miami (FL)

Assisted weekly group piano classes and taught individual lessons to children ranging from age 4 to 18.



2019-2021           Instructor, Sharpminds Music Academy (Miami, FL)

Individual lessons to children from age 4 to 15.



2018-2020           Teaching Assistant, Frost School of Music, University of Miami (FL)

Weekly group piano classes and individual lessons to Undergraduate students.

  • “Keyboard Studies II (MKP 141-35)” Spring 2020
  • “Applied Piano Lessons (MKP PIS-3)” Spring 2020
  • “Keyboard Studies I (MKP140-32)” Fall 2019
  • “Non-Major Class Piano I (MKP111-33)” Fall 2019
  • “Keyboard Studies II (MKP141-33A” Spring 2019
  • “Keyboard Studies IV (MKP241-34)” Spring 2019
  • “Keyboard Studies I (MKP140-32)” Fall 2018
  • “Non-Major Class Piano I (MKP111-33) Fall 2018


2011-2018           Private Teaching, London, U.K.

Home lessons to pupils from age five to adult. Levels ranged from beginner to diploma standard. Taught ABRSM texts.


  • Classical Music
  • Fine Arts
  • Arts Presenting
  • Project Management
  • Teaching
  • Music History


    Performing Arts, presenting, project management, Public Speaking, Teaching

Spoken Languages

    English, Japanese