Kiyoshi Tamagawa

Professor of Music


M. Mus. 1983, Yale University School of Music
B. Mus. 1980, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music
D.M.A., 1988, The University of Texas at Austin


Professor of Music
Southwestern University
September 01, 1992 - present

Specialist in Piano Pedagogy
The University of Texas at Austin
September 01, 1988 - December 01, 1992

Musical Staff
Austin Lyric Opera
September 01, 1991 - May 01, 1992

Teaching Philosophy

A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his [or her] own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.  --Author unknown..... In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work.  It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.  --Jacques Barzun..... To teach is to learn twice.  --Joseph Joubert, Pensées, 1842..... A cross-eyed teacher can keep twice the number of children in order than any other, because the pupils do not know who he's looking at.  --Four Hundred Laughs, compiled and edited by John R. Kemble, 1902..... with thanks to:

Previous Courses

Fundamentals of Music Theory, Music Theory I, First-Year Seminar: Women in Country Music


Contact Information

Southwestern University
Georgetown, TX 78626
(512) 863-1356 (office)
Office: Fine Arts 149

Personal Links

Zheng/Tamagawa duo in recital
Kiyoshi Tamagawa performs Chopin's Grande Polonaise Brillante