Dr. Hidemi Matsushita  (aka “Dr. Mat”)  is currently Director of the Music Department at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado, where he teaches music history, appreciation, and piano. He has taught also at Minnesota State University at Akita, Japan, Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, Metropolitan College of Denver and Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Dr. Matsushita has composed ballets, musicals, piano pieces, a requiem, songs and other works that have been performed. He has taught at American Piano Schools since 1997.

Dr. Matsushita has Bachelors of Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder; Masters in Music from the University of Utah and his Ph.D. from Brigham Young University.