Jonathan Yasuda was born in Boston, Massachusetts and began studying piano at the age of five. As a student of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, he earned first-place awards and departmental distinctions in Music Theory, Chamber Music, and Piano Performance.
Jonathan graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross, class of 2005, and received the full tuition, merit-based presidential Rev. John E. Brooks S.J. scholarship, majoring in Music with a minor in Economics-Accounting and a Pre-Law concentration. Throughout college he concurrently studied advanced theory and piano performance at the New England Conservatory with Rodney Lister and Jonathan Bass. Notable private master class teachers include Gunther Schuller, Robert Levin, and Daniel Pinkham, among others. Jonathan also served as special assistant to pianist Emmanuel Ax and The King's Singers.
Post college, Jonathan was a founding performing member of the Worcester Chamber Music Society non-profit organization, and in 2012, established the Boston-based Volunteer Musicians for the Arts, Inc. With extensive Juris Doctorate studies at New England Law Boston, diverse law firm experience from Boston to Manhattan, and a Berklee College of Music General Music Studies Certificate, Jonathan ultimately strives to make music accessible, and fun, for all. He received national recognition from the National Jurist Magazine for his dedication to the arts.
When he is not at the piano, Jonathan enjoys sailing. For many a Boston summer, he served as a Coast Guard licensed Merchant Marine Officer, and can often be found sailing on the Charles River Basin.