Ms. Ranko Konishi-Houston of Cambridge is Elected to Steinway Piano Teacher Hall of Fame
Boston, MA (December 3, 2019): Ranko Konishi-Houston, a Cambridge piano teacher, has been inducted into the national Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame, a prestigious designation recognizing the work of North America’s most committed and passionate piano educators. Ms. Konishi-Houston was nominated for the honor by M. Steinert & Sons, the nation’s oldest music retailer and the region’s only authorized representative for Steinway pianos.
Ranko Konishi-Houston is the owner of RKH Piano Studio and is the immediate past-president of the New England Piano Teachers’ Association (NEPTA). She is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where she earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in piano performance. Ms. Konishi-Houston is an active member of various music organizations in the Greater Boston area including the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA). She is a recipient of Steinway & Sons Top Teacher Awards in 2017 and 2018, and is a Steinway Teacher and Educational Partner.
Forty-three teachers from the United States and Canada were inducted into the Steinway Teachers Hall of Fame with special events hosted at the historic Steinway factory in New York City. The teachers’ names are now displayed on a commemorative display wall inside the iconic factory.
“M. Steinert & Son is proud to work with some of the finest piano teachers in the world,” said Brendan Murphy, Vice President and director of Institutional Sales at M. Steinert & Sons, whose family has owned the company for four generations. “We are so pleased that Ranko Konishi-Houston has been recognized for her important contributions to music education.”
About M. Steinert & Sons
Founded in 1860 by Morris Steinert, a German immigrant, M. Steinert & Sons is the country’s oldest continuously operating music retailer, and the exclusive regional dealer for world-renowned Steinway & Sons pianos, Boston pianos, Essex pianos, and Roland digital electronic pianos. The company has showrooms in Boston and Natick, MA.