Chieko M.Born : Japan


Trumpet, Piano


Classical, Contemporary

About Chieko M. Download Resume

Chieko M is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in Trumpet Performance at Catholic University of America, in addition to teaching and freelancing in the D.C. metropolitan area.

Prior to arriving in Washington D.C. Chieko received her professional studies certificate at the Manhattan School of Music, her Masters degree at the State University of New York in Fredonia, and her Bachelors degree at the Tokyo College of Music. Most recently she studied at the University of North Texas where she served as a Teaching Fellow. While in New York she was an active freelancer and a member of the Manhattan Symphonie, which toured China in 2010 and 2011.

In 2006, Chieko moved to the United States from her home country of Japan. Before she set her focus towards the United States, she was performing and freelancing in Tokyo, frequently appeared with the Tokyo Symphony, and also performed with the Japan and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestras. She is a winner of the 11th Trumpet Festiv

Why I Work Well with Kids

We have a saying in Japan, “What one likes, one will do well.” I believe this is very true!
The best tools for improvement are your imagination, a few tips and a little bit of patience. I always try to have fun when I practice, perform and teach. Let me help you to have fun and turn your imagination into music!

Most Influential Bands / Musicians

So many great musicians, but the most influential person to me is my husband. We are both musicians and we play all kinds of music together sometimes professionally, sometimes just for fun!


Cooking, Swimming, Traveling

Favorite Movies

Les Miserables

Places Traveled

Japan, China, Philippines, Canada , New York, Texas, Colorado

Suzuki Method



Arlington, VA, Washington, DC

Chieko performing on the trumpet

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