About Saori Tomura
Mrs. Tomura, born in Japan, started taking piano and percussion lessons at the age of 3. At age 8, she became a finalist in the Yamaha Youth Piano Competition, and by age 9, she was a vocal soloist for Beethoven’s ninth symphony.
She continued her music journey even after she moved to the United States at age 16. After attending Chicago Music Conservatory (currently a part of Roosevelt University), she has taught music and accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists throughout Chicagoland. She is also an active performing and recording musician.
Mrs. Tomura has also participated in Yamaha Piano Grade Exams, as well as U.K. Piano Exams, and is a certified Yamaha piano instructor. Her affiliations in USA include National Piano Guild, National Opera Associations, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Music Teachers National Association.
First piece of music that had a profound effect on me: Beethoven’s 9th symphony
Music teacher who inspired me the most: Dr. Forrest Bachtell Sr. I have actually spent a lot of time with him during the past two years of his life.
How I am making the world a better place: Always searching for something little that makes others smile through music!!
Favorite quote about music: “Piano is my Forte.”