Episode 17 Nancy Hayashibara: Life as a College Piano Accompanist, Comic Relief: Cultivating Well-Being Through Drawing Comics & Creating Variety Shows, Thriving as a Gay, Female Musician.
Jan 6th, 2020
Our guest this episode was born and raised in Carson California, where she studied classical piano throughout her childhood starting at very young age. After high school, she attended University of California, Long Beach, where she studied Interior Design. After one semester there, she changed course and made her way to Sonoma State, where she graduated with a BA in both Music, (piano) and Fine Art, (printmaking).
Our guest works as an accompanist in private studios and is currently the pianist who accompanies the applied music students at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California. She is also a vocal coach for these voice students.
While our guest’s career is primarily focused on music, her interest in the arts is eclectic. She has a passion for both comedy and drawing and finds great satisfaction through creating comics strips. She also loves variety shows, theater, puppets, and dance and has even created, starred in and produced several variety shows for the stage!
We are so pleased to welcome our multi-talented, funny and humble guest, Nancy Hayashibara!