Machiko Yamane, Composer, Illustrator, and Author

Machiko Yamane is a composer whose original music can be heard on CDs such as Lavender and English Bay. Her original compositions have been broadcast on the radio in Canada, the USA, Japan, and Europe.

In addition, Machiko illustrated the Doctor Mozart Music Theory Workbook series, which were co-authored with Paul Christopher Musgrave. Doctor Mozart music theory workbooks are available in the USA, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Machiko Yamane is a graduate of Juilliard, where she studied piano with Beveridge Webster and Irwin Freundlich. She also graduated from Soai University, where she studied piano with Emiko Nishikawa and Aiko Iguchi.

Among Machiko and Paul's former piano students are their sons Jeff, an accomplished graphic designer and musician, and Kevin, who is an electrical engineering student at McGill University.

Thank you for your interest in the music of Machiko Yamane Musgrave.

Reviews of Lavender

"It's a beautiful CD!" John Beaudin, QMFM, Vancouver, BC

"My listeners loved Lavender!" Susan Mullis, WWUH, Hartford, CT

"Absolutely smooth! Quality music like Paul Christopher's is rare." John Pemble, KTPR, Fort Dodge IA

"A refreshing, classically-oriented, new age sound that is a satisfying discovery to thousands of listeners. A delicate and absorbing sound, Lavender is sure to give rise to many images and sensations once it fills the air around you. It is as fresh as the breeze on a hyacinth-covered open field, yet as elegant as a candlelight dinner for two high above Park Avenue. It is as comforting as thoughts of love, yet subtle as unspoken words. It lets you choose the state of being you wish to experience." Margaret McCoy, Virginia Pathways Newspaper.

"Outstanding!" Eric Moon, WLKA, Rochester, NY

"We hope you continue to produce such fine music!" Andrea Springer, KHCC, Hutchinson, KS

Lavender was played on many radio stations, including these:

  • WPAT, New York City
  • WLTT, Washington, DC
  • KEZK, St. Louis, MO
  • WEZW, Milwaukee, WI
  • KKJY, Albuquerque, NM
  • KHIH, Denver/Boulder, CO
  • WWUH, Hartford, CT
  • KPBX, Spokane, WA
  • KSMF, Ashland, OR
  • KDAQ, Shreveport, LA
  • WFBE, Flint, MI
  • WLKA, Rochester, NY
  • KZSQ, Sonora, CA
  • WFHC, Henderson, TN
  • KTPR, Fort Dodge, IA
  • KHLL, Wichita, KS
  • KAAT, Fresno, CA
  • WIFF, Fort Wayne, IN
  • WGTD, Kenosha, WI
  • CHFI, Toronto, ON
  • CFMU, Hamilton, ON
  • CKQT, Oshawa, ON
  • CIXX, London, ON
  • CFCA, Kitchener, ON
  • CITF, Quebec City
  • CFAM, Southern Manitoba
  • KISS, Vancouver, BC
  • QMFM, Vancouver, BC
  • CBC-FM Radio, Canada
  • Radio and TV in Japan

More Lavender Reviews
Virginia Pathways: Lavender Review
Lifedance Music Guide: Lavender Review
CD Review Magazine: Lavender Review
Napra Trade Journal: Lavender Review
AdLib Magazine: Lavender Review
Domani Magazine: Lavender Review
Fili Magazine: Lavender Review
Kateigaho: Magazine Lavender Review

Doctor Mozart music theory workbooks are available in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

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