Dr. Megumi Okamoto

BMus (Indiana University), Artist Diploma (GGS), MMus Performance (U of T), MMus Theory (U of T), DMa (U of T)

Megumi started playing the piano in Japan at the age of three and studied at the Toho School of Music since early childhood. Having moved to the U.S. at the age of twelve, she has won numerous awards, including first place in Young Artist's Competition at Bozeman State University, first place in Yamaha Music Competition in State Division, and Gold and Silver winner in Spokane Arts and Music Festival. She was a guest soloist performing with Glacier Symphony Orchestra and with Billings Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 She performed with University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

She is an active chamber musician with a wide range of repertoire, with a particularly extensive knowledge in viola music. She has worked as a collaborative artist at Indiana University, University of Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music and Morningside Music Bridge festival in Calgary. She has collaborated with opera singer Takako Yanagida Lordly on various projects, such as a fundraising concert at Glenn Gould studio, and the recording of the CD "Sakura" for the National Association of Japanese Canadians Cultural Development Program.

She enjoys working with students ranging from beginner to university levels in piano performance, composition, and keyboard harmony and ear training, with experience ranging from private lessons to group classes consisting of 6-8 year old children.

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Midtown Music School is pleased to welcome Lyssa Pelton to our faculty! Lyssa is a very talented performer and teacher, with a long and deep relationship with music.