Tetsuya Takeno is a M.A. student in Japanese Linguistics. He earned his B.A. in Japanese Language/ Pedagogy from International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Prior to coming to the University of Arizona, he has taught Japanese courses at the Youngstown State University and the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. In addition to his language degree, he earned his B.M and M.M in percussion performance from the Youngstown State University and Ph.D. in music composition from the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities. He has taught several music courses including American Rock History I and II. His current research interests include Japanese Pedagogy and Sociolinguistic in the relation between music and language.
He is teaching JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I for fall 2019 to current.