Akira Ikegami received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in piano performance and piano pedagogy (study of teaching) from Temple University Boyer College of Music and Dance. At Boyer, Ikegami has studied with Dr. Charles Abramovic and Professor Alexander Fiorillo. His other teachers include Mr. Timothy LeVan in Williamsport, PA, and Ms. Noriko Kamimura, with whom he took his first piano lesson and studied with until he left Japan.
Currently a faculty member at Settlement Music School and a private instructor, Ikegami teaches students ranging from young children to senior citizens in various levels.
As a pianist, Ikegami won 1st place in the 20th Annual Young Artists' Competition in Willliamsport, PA, while he was going to a local high school as an exchange student. He performed Beethoven's Concerto No.1 with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra in the Spring Concert. In 2009, he was selected to participate in Chautauqua Music Festival in Chautauqua, NY, where he studied with renowned faculty and collaborated with other musicians.
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