Born and raised in Tokyo, Yukimi Song graduated from Ueno Gakuen Junior High School of Music, one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in Japan, with classical piano as her first instrument. Yukimi continued her high school studies at Ueno.
Yukimi Song followed her dream of studying the English language and Journalism in the U.S. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communications in Florida, she chose music piano as her minor, which led to her studying with the internationally renowned pianist and pedagogue and winning several competitions. After completing her B.A. in Communications, Yukimi was granted a full scholarship to continue her piano studies, earning a Master’s in Piano Performance.
Upon completing her M.A., Yukimi continued to teach piano lessons and classes at a private college in Florida as a full-time faculty member. During the summers of 2004 and 2005, she won scholarships to study abroad in Salzburg, Austria, where she was selected to play for the Student Concert in Wiener Saal of Mozarteum University.
Yukimi moved to New York City in 2007 to continue her graduate studies at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. In 2008, she received an Advanced Certificate Degree in Piano, while also teaching individual and group piano lessons as an Adjunct Instructor at the Steinhardt School at NYU, and teaching young students independently.
In 2013, Yukimi Song Studio LLC was established and has been a member of the Piano Teachers Congress of New York since 2015, where Yukimi is currently serving as Vice President and Secretary. She performs periodically in solo recitals and chamber ensembles in NYC and overseas while educating over 40 piano enthusiasts of all ages and levels in New York City.
Recently, Yukimi added Podcaster in her resumé. She has launched a podcast show for her piano studio: Yukimi Song Studio Presents “Conversations with a Piano Student” to showcase her students and their piano journey. She has also launched the second podcast show with her colleagues, “The Piano Pod.”
In July 2022, Yukimi was recognized for her decades of dedication to making a difference in her community and field of work by The International Society of Female Professionals (ISFP), one of the world’s leading professional associations for women.
ISFP is an organization dedicated to connecting, supporting, empowering, and advancing like-minded professional women. Its members share fresh ideas, values, and common goals, as well as a chance to build relationships with women from all over the world. Professional women represent ISFP membership from a vast range of professional backgrounds. They select members who have shown a track record of growth and who have excelled in their industry. This includes those with experience in international finance, energy, technology, healthcare, legal, academia, education, business, entrepreneurship, and many more fields.
One of Yukimi’s students, Elle Levine (9 years old) won first prize in Summer Season 2022 for her performance of Impromptu Op.90 no.2 by Franz Schubert at 21st Century Talents Keyboard Competition, Ottawa, Canada. They also recognized Yukimi’s extraordinary dedication and achievement in the field of teaching piano.