Taro Koike was born in Tokyo and started to play the guitar at 15 years old. After finishing his study at Tsukuba University Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences, he came back Tokyo and started to play the bass while working for an consulting company as a community planner.
In 2005 he enrolled in Berklee College of Music to study film scoring. After coming back home, he joined PearUp Media.
By making use of his experiences and networks as a planner and a musician, he is now managing PearUp Media’s Japan office. He is also active as a composer/bass player in Tokyo.