DMA in Piano Performance, The Catholic University of America
MM in Piano Performance, The Catholic University of America
BM in Piano Performance, Eastman School of Music
Dr. Junko Takahashi attended the Eastman School of Music where she received her B.M. in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Anton Nel and Fernando Laires. She received her M.M. in Piano performance and D.M.A in Piano Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America under Dr. Thomas Mastroianni. During her studies, she won several awards which resulted in appearing as soloist in concerto performances at both Eastman and CUA.
Since moving to Maryland, Dr. Takahashi has maintained an active studio of over 50 students. Many of them have participate and placed at both local and state competitions. She is the Founder and Director of Musical Expressions, a music school that now has enrollment of over 200 students in the southern Montgomery County area. Dr. Takahashi has numerous performances to her credit in the DC metropolitan area. Her Doctorate topic, “Music and Business”, is a popular topic for music teacher’s organizations.
Dr. Takahashi has been on the board of the Montgomery County Music Teachers Association, Maryland State Music Teachers Association and Washington D.C. Music Teaches Association and has organized and judged numerous competitions and recitals. From 2007-2009, she served as president of Montgomery county MTA and from 2011-2015, was president of MSMTA and now re-elected to serve as a president of MSMTA starting in 2019