My Story


Hi there !  I'm Akiko!  I recently relocated to from Seattle Washington USA to Japan after living in the USA for 20 years.  I used to operate a thriving home piano studio of many students from all over the world in Seattle.  I focused on joyful, fun, but real learning piano lessons in my class.
I'm excited to rebuild my studio here in Ichikawa Chiba Japan.  Please feel free to stop by my studio and let's talk about the piano music !


Akiko Fukuyama is a teacher, pianist.  She taught more than 50 students at her own studio in Seattle Washington USA, and now teaches students of all ages in their homes or at her independent piano studio Ichikawa Chiba.  A devoted teacher and lifelong learner, Akiko is a frequent attendee of conferences and workshops to refine her craft.  In recent years, she has five times been performing at students' recitals from Forest Music Gakugeidaigaku.

A native of Japan, Akiko completed graduated studies at Indiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, Indiana) where she received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance, studying the subject under Reiko Neriki.  Her Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance and Psychology are from University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Arkansas), where she studied piano with Carl Anthony and Neil Rutman, and Chiharu Iinuma.  Upon graduating Magna cum laude from the both Universities, she received the Presidential Scholarship awards and internships of Music degree inn Piano Performance from University of Central Arkansas and Indiana University Bloomington.


Sep 2009-May 2012                                Performer Diploma, completed all course works
(2009年9月-2012年5月)                 Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana)
インディアナ大学 パフォーマーディプロマ全過程終了

Sep 2006-May 2009                               Master’s in Music, completed
(2006年9月-2009年5月)               Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (Bloomington, Indiana)
インディアナ大学 ピアノ演奏修士課程取得

Sep 2001-May 2004                       Bachelor’s in Music, completed
(2001年9月-2004年5月)                University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Arkansas)
アーカンソー中央大学 ピアノ演奏学位取得

Sep 1998-May 2001                       Bachelor’s in Psychology, completed
(1998年9月-2001年5月)                   University of Central Arkansas (Conway, Arkansas)
アーカンソー中央大学 心理学学位取得


2006-2012                  Reiko S Neriki
2003-2004                  Neil Rutman
2001-2003                  Carl Anthony、飯沼千温