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GMG Interview Series-Shoko Tanaka

Shoko has been in the US for about 10 years and works for a Japanese manufacturing company. Shoko grew up in Japan and began studying music when she was 3-4 years old. Like most young children, she was not too excited about her lessons. Fortunately, her mother listened to her and found another teacher who became a great inspiration to her. Shoko tells about memorable experiences while performing at the piano. One special experience was when she was 13, she played with a small orchestra that was touring from Poland. The conductor told her, “Bravo” which was such an encouragement. After moving to GA, she found out about GMG and has been a member since then. Shoko loves to play for others to bring them joy. 24,

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