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Hochstein Piano Faculty - Yoshiko Arahata

Joined Hochstein Faculty: 2019


Yoshiko Arahata holds both a Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance (with a Minor in Jazz and Contemporary Media) from the Eastman School of Music; she also has a Master of Music from Northwestern University. For the past five years, Dr. Arahata has taught piano through the Eastman Community Music School, where she has worked with a wide range of ages and levels. While at Eastman, she also taught non-major University of Rochester and Eastman collegiate piano students. In addition to her teaching experience at Eastman, Dr. Arahata has been a piano faculty member at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and has given masterclasses at colleges and camp programs throughout the US. A frequent solo performer and collaborator, Dr. Arahata is also active as a composer and jazz musician/improviser.