“Sometimes I don't feel as if I fit in with the people who attend classical music functions, but I felt very welcomed and really enjoyed the music…

 …Maybe even more than country, which is one of my favorites. ” 

- Gather Hear Alaska audience member 


“Thank you for expressing and communicating a fullness and depth of emotions. I’ve been feeling empty lately & your concert revived me. Thank you.”

“Thank you for expressing and communicating a fullness and depth of emotions. I’ve been feeling empty lately & your concert revived me. Thank you.”

“I was amazed to realize that some folks who would never "dress up" and make the effort to go to a formal concert hall would be so receptive to a live performance in their own venue.”

“What an unbelievable honor to listen to Miki play. It was a surreal, out-of-body experience to hear such talent in our tiny town.”

“With her personable demeanor, Miki offered information about each piece and its composer making it easy for the audience to connect with the performance. She has a very special combination of interpersonal and piano playing skills.” 

“People in the concert communities are talking about their experience of the music, and mostly about the pianist who seemed to feel at home everywhere and who made such a huge effort to bring music to small AK communities. It won't be forgotten soon.”

“Seeing her play with and encourage the [local] high school pianist was especially enjoyable; it is obvious that Miki is invested in nurturing a passion for music in those around her.”