UPDATE on Sad News – Passing of a CEOMTA Member

It is with heavy heart that our district shares this news. Teacher member Tanya Matsuda was in a fatal car accident last Friday evening in Kentucky. She is survived by two adult daughters, Lilian and Emi, and her husband, Ken Matsuda, a member of the CSO.

Tanya’s memorial service will be held this Saturday, December 22, at 1:00 pm. Visitation begins at 11:30 am.

Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 am; and the service will begin at 11:30 am.

Karl Road Baptist Church
5750 Karl Rd., 43229



One of our members shared this post from 2016:
Tanya Matsuda was born in Fremont, Ohio and began studying piano at age seven. She grew up in a large family of seven where all of her siblings studied music. She went on to study at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Illinois and spent her summers studying at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed her B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at NIU. Her teachers include Virginia Marks, J.B. Floyd, Don Walker, and Bronja Foster. Tanya was introduced to the Suzuki Piano Method in 1982 upon her college graduation. She received her Suzuki Piano training from Haruko Kataoka (founder of Suzuki Piano Basics) and Armena Marderosian. She continued her training across the United States as well as in Japan taking lessons and workshops. Tanya’s students perform actively through the Ohio Music Teacher’s Association. She is the former president of the Columbus Music Teacher’s Association, and served on the faculty of the Csehy Summer School of Music at Philadelphia Biblical University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Tanya is nationally certified (NCTM) through the Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA) and a member of the Suzuki Association of Americas and the Suzuki Piano Basics Foundation.