• It was in Shizuoka, where my home was. I first attended this school when I was five years old. I also attended a regular elementary school, and I was taking piano lessons with a local teacher. I began to study composition at the Yamaha school. And I continued to study there until the age of 15.

    "The Energy Is One: An Interview With Hiromi Uehara". Interview with Wayne Zade, October 20, 2003.