Kyoko Okamoto is a graduate of the Kyoto University of Foreign
Studies. She was certified as Teacher of Koto following
completion of her training in the Ikuta school of koto in Japan.
She teaches privately in the Washington metropolitan area and holds
faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, College Park
and Baltimore County campuses, and the George Mason University,
Fairfax, Virginia. Her lecture/demonstrations and recitals have
attracted college and community audiences in the Midwest, New
England, and the Mid-Atlantic states. She has recorded for film
productions by the Smithsonian Institution and the National
Symphony Orchestra, and with other groups of Western musicians.