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Mount Vernon Music features husband-wife piano duo

orn in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Natsuko moved to Japan when she was two and half years old and started playing the piano at the Yamaha Music School when she was four. She began studying privately at age six with Naoko Sugai and Miyuki Kurosawa. Since coming to the U.S., she has performed extensively in solo recitals, concerti with orchestra, and as a collaborative pianist. Natsuko was a student of Shigeo Neriki at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to her studies with Mr. Neriki, she studied with Edward Francis and Francois Regnat at California State University Northridge. Currently, she maintains a private teaching studio in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. She has a strong background in classical music, but enjoys teaching other genres as well (church music, wedding songs, soundtrack, R&B, etc). Her teaching goal is to improve the lives of her students through the process of learning piano. --

CSUN | On Point: Safety From Solidarity

Students at California State University, Northridge may have reason to wonder if they’re safe, especially with nationwide campus threats during recent years. -- SCVTV

UH’s Toeaina named to first-team All-Big West

Toeaina was joined on the first team by Cal Poly’s Hannah Gilbert, Cal State Northridge’s Channon Fluker, Long Beach State’s Anna Kim and UC Davis’ Morgan Bertsch and Pele Gianotti. Fluker was named the Big West Player of the Year and UC Davis’ Jennifer Gross was named Coach of the Year. -- Honolulu Star-Advertiser - HI

Big West women’s tournament tips off Tuesday at Pyramid

The top two seeds - No. 1 UC Davis and No. 2 Long Beach State - have double byes and won’t play until Friday’s semifinals at Honda Center. CSUN and UC Santa Barbara are seeded third and fourth, respectively. Each has a bye and will play Wednesday at Walter Pyramid. -- Los Angeles Daily News

Historical Atlases Rescued from the Trash Could be a Boon to Historians

The story has become something of a legend in certain circles. Sometime in the early 1970s, geographers at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) got a tip that hundreds of historical atlases were about to be dumped in the trash up in San Francisco. They decided not to let that happen. -- National Geographic

The Southern California Deluge of 1938

Aerial view of the confluence of the Los Angeles River and Tujunga Wash after the flood, courtesy of the San Fernando Valley History Digital Library, California State University, Northridge University Library. -- KCET