Piano, Chair of Piano Department – MD Campuses


Sayaka received her B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. 

Performance and Teaching Experience

An active musician, Sayaka has performed with Washington Sinfonietta, Symphony of the Potomac, Capital Wind Symphony, LaGrange Orchestra and Rome Orchestra.

Prior to Levine she was the Associate Instructor of Piano at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and Teaching Assistant at Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge.

At Levine

Sayaka has been on the Levine faculty since 2006 teaching private piano lessons. She is the Piano Department Associate Chair at the Maryland Campus.

“At Levine, I enjoy working in an inspiring and collegial environment that allows me to continue to grow as a teacher. It is a privilege to work alongside such distinguished musicians who love to teach.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“I hope to inspire my students to grow into creative, warm-hearted young adults who are disciplined, confident and will have a life-long love of music.”