Meet the teacher, Harumi

Pianist Harumi Shiraishi, a native of Japan, has graduated from the University of
Colorado Boulder in 2009, earning the bachelor’s degree in piano performance with honors. In the fall of 2016, she started pursuing a master’s degree in piano performance at the same University.

As a teacher, she has been teaching piano to children and adults for eighteen years in her private studio. Her students have been performing actively in public concerts and festivals such as the Clementi festival (requires audition), Kids for Bach festival (requires audition), Achievement Day (her students earn super-achiever medals), Marvelous Musicale, and other local public recitals.

As a collaborative performer, she has accompanied school choirs, church choirs,
and individual instrumental and voice students at the competitions and recitals.
She is an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA),
Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA), Broomfield Music Teachers
Association (BMTA), and Boulder Area Music Teachers Association (BAMTA). For
CSMTA and BAMTA, she has worked on revising the test materials such as Theory test, Terms & Signs test, Ear Training test, and History test. Also she has chaired festivals and competitions for many years.

In January 2018, Harumi took an organist position at a local church. Since then, she has been working on building organ music repertoire.


Other than piano and organ, singing has been one of her other interests. She has sung in auditioned chorus groups and performed at Colorado Music Festival and Boulder Bach Festival. Other than piano, organ, and voice, she has also enjoyed playing the trombone for about ten years. She has also learned to play the harpsichord and likes playing it very much.

Besides the music degree, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management
that she earned at the Matsuyama University of Commerce in Japan.

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