Shoko Tanaka began studying piano at the age of three and continued for more than twenty years. She was a student at Yamaha music school in Japan until the age of eight and started taking private lesson with Professor Miyuki Hoshino in Oita, Japan. Shoko Tanaka competed in several local Japanese piano competitions including the PTNA, Glanzen competitions and won several prizes. As a thirteen-year-old, she also performed with the Poland Krakow Chamber Orchestra in their Concert Series. In addition, she was a member of the music group at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan where she held concerts in elementary schools, nursing homes and local festivals to share joy of music with local people.
She has a B.A degree in Sociology and Tourism from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and also studied Tourism and Marketing in University of Westminster in London, U.K. Although her work has deprived her of time for piano practice and performing for several years, she joined the Georgia Musicale Group in April 2017 and has happily returned to playing the piano once again. Now Shoko Tanaka is an active member of Georgia Musicale Group serving as Vice President of Media Marketing and actively playing at monthly musicales and concerts at various venues in Georgia.
Shoko Tanaka believes in the power of music to connect people, bringing much joy and happiness to their lives. She lives with a wonderful husband and baby boy who always enjoy hearing music. Shoko also enjoys yoga, run, and spending time with her beloved dog and family.