About Instructor: Yoshie Kubota

Instructor: Yoshie Kubota, M.M.
Master of Music degree in Piano Performance
NLP Practitioner
Languages Spoken : English and Japanese
More than 35 years of teaching experience.
Very warm and comfortable lesson atmosphere.

Teaching philosophy

★Lesson curriculums are designed for each individual students. (Each student is unique and has different learning pace. My goal is to help them get their life lasting joy of playing the piano, for both physically and mentally. )

★Lots of performance opportunities in different settings(both formal and friendly settings) and will build up students’ performing experience and strength.

★Students will learn and develop step by step for finger techniques, reading skills(understanding rhythms, notes, articulations, dynamics and phrasings), and fundamentals of music theory as well as bring out their musical expression, and how to use their body(how to relax your body when playing the piano), how to produce a nice and beautiful sound throughout from the beginner level to advanced level using well balanced method books and technique book + various musical repertoires using piano literature books for many different styles and different composers’ works.

Yoshie Kubota’s Biographie

Yoshie Kubota (M.M. in Piano Performance)
Over 35 years of teaching experience.
Her students have won competitions and awards.


Yoshie Kubota has been teaching private piano lessons since 1984 and she also has taught for group piano lessons for Pace Kinder music and Eurythmics class in NY and NJ.


She also have served as judge for several Piano grading event, festival and competiton.


Yoshie is also a freelance piano accompanist.
She was an official accompanist and assistant faculty member at International Music Institute and Festival U.S.A. from  summer 2006~2010.  She worked at TUF(Iceland Young Musicians Festival) as an official piano accompanist for summer 2010, 2011 and 2013.


Yoshie is also a faculty member of the Artist Music Academy since 2010. Her students have received scholarship awards from Artist Music.

★Yoshie is a BMTA(Baltimore Music Teachers Association,Inc.) Executive Board Member since 2008 and 2nd vice president of BMTA since 2010, 1st vice president since 2018 to present.

A native of Kyoto, Japan, Yoshie Kubota has lived in New York City since 1988. Now she lives in Baltimore,MD since 2006.
Ms. Kubota has appeared as a soloist with orchestra in Japan under the batton of  well known conductor, Mr. Yutaka Sado.
She has appeared on Radio FM Osaka, FM Kochi and performed in major cities in Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Chiba, Kochi and Kyoto.
In the United States she has performed in CA, OH, DC, CT, WV, PA, NJ, MD, NY include at Lincoln Center.
Yoshie was invited to perform at Hilary Hahn’s Benefit Concert for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund as a guest performer with her daughter violinist Yuka Kubota, March 2011.

Yoshie has received a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Mannes College of Music (New York City) in 1990.
Studied with Grant Johannessen. Yoshie appeared at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center as a special guest artist and performed with Grant Johannesen on October 23, 2003.


She also attended the Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival(Japan) studied with Edith Picht-Axenfeld,  Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Music Academy and Festival(Austria) where she met Grant Johannesen in 1987 and 1988 and Nice Summer Music Academy(France). in 1987 studied with Jaques Rouvier.
Her main teachers include Grant Johannesen, Toshiyuki Fukumoto, Tsugiko Oshibuchi, and Katsuko Fukumoto.  Yoshie is one of the founder and a member of a chamber group”Baltimore Canon”since 2006.

Yoshie started to compose her original music since 2006 spring. One of her song “The Eternal Wind” is used in several films include a movie Finding Tonio by MirageProductions in 2008. She composed an official theme song titled”Memories of Tales Runner” for the Game called “Tales Runner” in 2009.
Yoshie’s 1st Instrumental Album is now available on CD at CD Baby. Please check it!!
♪Yoshie’s Original Works Vol.1 at CD Baby.
♪Yoshie Kubota’s  performances on YouTube.


“Yoshie Kubota is a most musical performer, with a capacity to interpret, brilliantly, many styles of music. She comes equipped with a strong technique, a cultivated expression. A lovely person, into the bargain!”—Recommedation by Grant Johannesen: Well-known concert pianist   Press reviews: “……salute to Yoshie Kubota, who played a pleasurable lunch-time recital of piano music of Mozart, Schumann and Beethoven….” by Peter G. Davis : New York Magazine (August 15, 1994)

With Grant Johannesen

With Gaby Casadesusu

At Casadesus International Piano Comtetition in Cleveland