Tomoko Maki, born in Tokyo, Japan, is a solo piano performer, collaborative musician, and devoted teacher. She holds her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Kunitachi College of Music and her Master of Music degree in piano performance from Central Washington University. In addition to having attended Ecole de Normal in Paris, France, Tomoko is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in piano performance at the University of Washington under the guidance of Professor Robin McCabe. She has performed in masterclasses for Dmitri Alexeev, Stephen Drury, and Malcolm Bilson at the UW School of Music, where she has been a recipient of Helen Crowe Snelling Music Award and Ruth Sutton Watters Endowed Scholarship.
Through extensive teaching experience, Tomoko is passionate about teaching, working with both children and adults. The two main foci of her philosophy and approach to piano teaching are developing good practicing habits and providing a positive learning experience. Ms. Maki is extremely pleasant and good-natured.
Additional Languages Spoken: Japanese