Our dear friend and colleague, Akiko Hasunuma, passed away Thursday, March 28 after a long bout with cancer.
There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 18th at Rose Hills in Whittier at 11:00 AM.
We hope many of you will be able to come to honor the life of Akiko.
We remember her fondly and will miss her greatly. Akiko served as MTAC Pasadena Branch co-President with Fritzie Culick, and served as both Bach Branch Festival and SCJBF Regional Festival Chair for close to 20 years. She was a wonderful teacher and produced some great students who consistently did well in piano competitions and festivals. One of her greatest legacies in the world of music was founding the Piano Teachers Music Guild in Tokyo, Japan which is based on a similar structure and guiding principles as our CM Program. Akiko leaves a son, Jun, and granddaughter, Emily.