Mioko Yokoyama started playing the piano at the age of four. She obtained her specialized teaching licenses for junior high school and high school music in Japan while teaching piano, composition, and solfège for four years at the Asuka Music School in Tokyo. She also held composition lessons and lectures at YAMAHA music institutes all over Japan.
Mioko graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with her Master’s Degree in composition, where she also won the Ataka prize. Currently, she is also working as a part-time teacher at the Sibelius Academy, where she obtained her second Master’s Degree in composition. She has taught people from young children to adults, and aims to teach piano playing from a compositional and music theory perspective.
As a composer, Mioko has received scholarships from the YAMAHA music foundation for three years, the ULYSSES-Network, the Martin-Wegelius Foundation, and grants from e.g. the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Sibelius Foundation, Nomura Foundation, the Scandinavia-Sasakawa Foundation, and Musiikin edistämissäätiö. Her pieces have been performed in Japan, Finland, the U.S, and many places in Europe.
Mioko teaches piano and composition at ISM Finland. To set up a trial lesson with Mioko, please contact us.