M.M Duquesne University
B.M Kunitachi College of Music
Kazumi Petinaux is a pianist, collaborative musician, opera coach and piano instructor.
She was on the faculty at University of Akron for 7 years. Also, she was a piano accompanist for the Cleveland Opera outreach program and traveled with singers to introduce various operatic music to young school age students in Cleveland area. Kazumi also served as a music director at several churches in Ohio.
Kazumi has been active as a collaborative musician, accompanying recitals for instrumentalists, singers and choirs. She has toured throughout US, Russia and Japan.
She earned her Master of Music degree from Duquesne University working with Warren Jones and her Bachelor of Music degree from Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo). Currently, she works at Point Park University and Duquesne University. Kazumi has a strong passion in teaching piano and has her own studio at her home in Cranberry twp, PA. She is an active member at the Pittsburgh Piano Teachers Association where she is a chairwoman of the PPTA Junior, Senior Duet Competition.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in Cranberry Twp, PA.