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Piano Lessons, Music Theory & Ear Training, 

Piano Accompaniment, 

Certified Person-Centered Expressive Arts Practitioner

Mount Washington Area in Baltimore, MD

Director of Kubota Music Studio

Yoshie Kubota (M.M. in Piano Performance)

Yoshie is also a NLP Practitioner, 

Certified Person-Centered Expressive Arts Therapy Practitioner.

Languages Spoken : English and Japanese

More than 35 years of teaching experience.

Very warm and comfortable lesson atmosphere.

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 competitions. 

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 was also a faculty member of the Artist Music Academy 

from 2010 to 2018. (Her students have won scholarship awards.)

Teacher of a 2018, 2020, 2021 Royal Conservatory Certificate Program Award recipients. (Several students from Kubota Music Studio were awarded "Gold Medalist for North East Region", "The State Certificate of Excellence" and "The Center Certificate of Excellence"  who achieved the highest mark in their examination center in each level.)


Active Member of Music Teachers Associations in the United States

★Yoshie is the 1st vice president of  BMTA(Baltimore Music Teachers Association,Inc.) 

★Active Member of MTNA(Music Teachers National Association) 

★Active Member of MSMTA(Maryland State Music Teachers Association)

★Active Member of MTAGB(Music Teachers Association of Great Baltimore)

★Active Member of The National Guild of Piano Teachers(Teacher Division of American College of Musicians).

★Listed on Royal Conservatory National Music Teacher Directory  

Teacher of a 2018, 2020, 2021 Royal Conservatory Certificate Program Award recipient.)

★Active Member of International Expressive Arts Therapy Association



Yoshie Kubota is a Japanese native who has lived in the United States for over 30 years (in New York City 1988-2006 and in Baltimore, Maryland since 2006), and holds musical teaching experience of over 35 years.

As a performer, she has appeared as a soloist in Japan under the baton of conductor Yutaka Sado.

She has also appeared on Radio FM Osaka, FM Kochi and performed in various other major cities of Japan, including Tokyo, Nagoya, Chiba, and Kyoto.

After moving to the United States, Yoshie received her M.M. in Piano Performance at the Mannes College of music, and has since performed in numerous venues such as the Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, Cami Hall, Federal Hall and other landmarks in NYC. 

She also performed in CA, OH, DC, CT, WV, PA, NJ, MD.

In recent days, Yoshie has settled down in her cozy Baltimore home with a passion to support her studio.

She also studied at Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival(Japan) 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 with Jaques Rouvier.

Her mentors are 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 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.

Ms. Kubota has appeared as a soloist with orchestra in Japan under the batton of well known conductor, Mr. Yutaka Sado.

Yoshie has received a Master of Music degree in piano performance from the Mannes College of Music (New York City) in 1990.

Yoshie appeared at Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center as a special guest artist and performed with Grant Johannesen on October 23, 2003.


Salute to Yoshie Kubota, who played a pleasurable lunch-time recital of piano music of Mozart, Schumann and Beethoven….

New York Magazine (August 15, 1994) by Peter G. Davis

Words by Grant Johannesen

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!

by Grant Johannesen: Well-known concert pianist

Yoshie Kubota's Live Performances


by Frederic Chopin

April 28th, 2017

Piano: Yoshie Kubota

Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

"Toccata" from "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

by Maurice Ravel

Piano: Yoshie Kubota

Place: Woodbrook Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Date: March 24th, 2018

Yoshie Kubota's Compositions and Performances

Lunar Feelings

No.1 Solitude ~missing you~

No.2 Gratitude

2010@Yoshie Kubota (ASCAP)

(Music and piano by Yoshie Kubota) 

Night Improvisation

Work and performed by Yoshie Kubota (ASCAP)

Recorded on February 13th, 2009 in Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.

"A Little Flower~Dear My Friends~"

by Yoshie Kubota

Performed by

Chikako Hatano (Triple Ocarina) & Yoshie Kubota (Piano)

Live at Contemporary Horizon Concert in Tokyo on April 24th, 2019.

This piece was awarded as the final nominated composition

at 23rd JILA Music Competition for Composition held on 2018.


As a Composer

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.

Her composition "A Little Flower~Dear My Friends~" was chosen as a final nominated composition at JILA Music Competition for Composers on 2018 in Japan and awarded and performed at Contemporary Horizon vol.2 concert in Tokyo on April 24th, 2019.

Yoshie’s 1st Instrumental Album is now available at CD Baby and Amazon Digital as well as iTunes Store. Please check it!!

Yoshie’s Original Works Vol.1 at CD Baby.

♪Yoshie's Original Works Vol.1 at Amazon Digital

Yoshie's Original Works Vol.1 at iTunes Store

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