About Harumi Shiraishi
Harumi Shiraishi was born and grew up in Japan. After getting a bachelor’s degree in business management and working at Japan Airlines for over four years, she moved to the U.S. at the age of twenty-seven. While raising children, she studied piano and earned a bachelor of music in piano performance with honor at the University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) in 2009. After some years away from school, she went back to the same school and earned a masters degree in piano performance in 2020.
Harumi has been teaching piano to children and adults for twenty-one years. She actively enters students to various public musical events such as Achievement Day (her students earn medals), Marvelous Musicale, Fall Festival, Clementi festival, and others. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and has been actively involved in events of Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) and Boulder Area Music Teachers association (BAMTA). She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through MTNA.
She has been an organist at a local church, and a piano accompanist for their choir for the past three years. And this year, she is also an accompanist for one local adult chorus group. She has accompanied various instrumental players, school choir, church choir and singers at competitions, auditions, and concerts.
Besides piano and organ, she has also played trombone for ten years in Japan, and has enjoyed playing harpsichord very much during her undergraduate study at CU. Other than playing instruments, she also enjoys singing. She has sung in the University Choir, Colorado Music Festival Chorus and Boulder Bach Festival Chorus. She also composes and arranges music, and she tunes pianos.