Mia Masuda is a classical pianist and piano pedagogue based in the Los Angeles area. Growing up in a musical household, she started to seriously play the piano when she was seven years old. She now goes to California State University of Fullerton with a performance scholarship and is completing a Bachelors of Music in Piano Pedagogy. She received her Associates in Music at Pasadena City College in 2022; graduating at the top of her class and received the Faculty Honors Extraordinaire. During her studies, she has also received first place in Bertrand’s Old Town Music Award for Classical Piano Performance and the Betty Dandy Scholarship for her accomplishments in Collaborative Piano. Masuda is currently studying piano performance under Dr. Robert Watson, and has studied with Professor Lisa Fenderson and Professor Manami Kawamura in the past. She now teaches piano privately in her studio, as well as group piano. She has also worked as a tutor for music production and recording, as well as music theory and history.
Aside from piano, Masuda is also a cellist and has studied under Dr. Fang Fang Xu. She is currently the principal chair for the cello section of the Pasadena City College/Community Orchestra. She strives to be an educator for aspiring musicians, as well as a performer.