Dr. Junko Takahashi
Dr. Junko Takahashi attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, 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 and D.M.A. in Piano Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America under Thomas Mastroianni and James Litzelman, where she won numerous concerto competitions.
Since moving to Maryland, Dr. Takahashi has maintained an active studio of over 50 students and performed around the DC metropolitan area. Her students have won both state and local competitions. She is the Founder and Director of Musical Expressions, Inc., a music school that now boasts over three hundred students in the southern Montgomery County area.
Dr. Takahashi has been on the board of the Montgomery County Music Teachers Association, Maryland Music Teachers Association and Washington Music teachers association, where she has organized and judged numerous student competitions and recitals. From 2007 to 2009, she served as President of the MCMTA, and she currently serves as a president of Maryland Music Teachers Association.