Yoshi is currently the low strings department chair and the Tchaikovsky level string ensemble director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's El Sistema inspired, ORCHkids program. Since joining the faculty in 2010, he has founded the double bass program, taught cello and violin, conducted multiple ensembles, and premiered several arrangements and compositions.
Believing in recitals outside of the typical "formal performance," Yoshi believes in the type of performance that involves audience interaction. This goes way beyond a lecture and performance setting. The "interactive concert" allows the audience to have a clearer idea of what is going on in the mind and the heart of the performer, resulting in a more holistic experience.
This is Yoshi's band, in which he plays electric bass. Mainly inspired by blues and rock music, he and his bandmates Alex, Joe, and Shane have formed the mind-warping, face-melting band: Landlady. Watch out world, we've arrived to collect rent.
This is Yoshi's true passion. His love for teaching has driven him to begin pedagogical projects to further advance the study of the double bass. His current studio of private double bass students (in addition to his violin, viola, and cello students) are winning many youth orchestra auditons around the area and show much potential in leading happy and successful futures.