About Mizuho Uchiyama
Get to know Mizuho Uchiyama
Mizuho Uchiyama (Me-zoo-ho Uch-chee-yama) is a “Master Level” piano teacher having taught basic & intermediate piano for over 10 years both domestically and internationally. Born in Japan, and having studied since a child herself. In high school she won second place for a composition she composed, out of over 4,000 entries in the National High School Composition Competition of Japan.
Ms. Uchiyama came to the U.S. to study piano and Jazz music at the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston. There she undertook study for a 4-year degree under the auspices of legendary NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen, and such other luminaries of Ray Santisi, before attaining her degree in Jazz Performance.
Ms. Uchiyama lived in New York City, where she taught piano to a wide group of constituencies through the years and made a name for herself in the music industry as a music festival producer and record producer. In 2018 Ms. Uchiyama was a founding producer of the largest Jazz Piano Competition in the world, named after NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis. The Ellis Marsalis International Jazz Piano Competition went on to award over $200,000 in cash & prizes to (3) winners.
She has produced (3) albums to date in association with several NEA Jazz Masters, and is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for the Grammy Awards. In her spare time she enjoys listening to her vinyl records collection, caring for her two cats & dog, and discovering amazing new places to eat in her newly adopted hometown of Dallas/Fort Worth!