I am a Japanese-born guitarist, composer, audio engineer, and music educator. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Jazz Guitar Emphasis, from Grand Valley State University, a Master of Music in Composition from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from Michigan State University. I first came to Michigan in 2001 as a high school exchange student, and I have been busy performing, composing, recording, and teaching throughout the state since then. I have become a familiar face in the live theatre and concert music scenes throughout the greater Lansing areas. I often perform in productions by the MSU Department of Theater, Peppermint Creek Theater Company, and River Walk Theatre Company. I also regularly record and run sound for concerts at MSU for groups like the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.