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Songs of Hope's new CD, "Homeward"

I have been fortunate to take part in the Great East Japan Earthquake recovery support organization, Songs of Hope.  SoH released a CD, "Homeward."  It's a collection of pieces by (mostly) Japanese composers, performed by eleven of the Songs of Hope artists. 

Songs of Hope CD



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Bach in the Subway Seattle

Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA

The day will sure to bring a special joy!  I will be taking part in the international project:  Bach in the Subway 2017.

As I imagine how this day might unfold, I can't stop smiling.  Bach can be heard everywhere in the city!  What an amazing day this is going to be!  I am so happy and excited to take part in an amazing global project, and I hope many of my international colleague will join in.  My wonderful students at Ballard High School and some of my devoted private students will be performing as well.  I will be performing as "Doctors in Resonance," a marimba Duo with Dr, Kendra McLean,



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Private Lessons

I teach marimba and percussion, and I love to create a customized program for each student.  English or Japanese will be used for instructions.

For students who wish a one-time lesson or short term lessons before auditions, recitals, solo-and-ensembles, and competitions, please make sure that your private instructor knows that you are getting feedback from another person.  I would love to help with polishing pieces for the special occasion!  

Students can come to Memmi's studio, or I can travel to another location.  Lessons at the student's home, school, or a local music store may be possible, though an additional mileage and/or room rental fee may apply.

Please contact me for rates and areas!

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