Brenda Ishikawa has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the United States. She taught music history and theory at the University of Colorado Denver from 1993-2007, and piano at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas from 1978-1991. Ishikawa operates a successful piano studio, and many of her students have won awards in competition. She has been invited to adjudicate for competitions and festivals, such as those sponsored by the Colorado Music Teachers Association and the Kawai America Piano Competition. Ishikawa is also sought after as a master class teacher. She earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in piano performance, literature and pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder.