Lumi began playing violin with her 3rd grade class at Blue Oak Charter School in California. She took an interest in the instrument and began to take private lessons in 4th grade. After moving to Hawaii, she joined band for one year playing oboe at Highlands Intermediate and later orchestra at Moanalua Middle School in 8th grade. Lumi participated in Solo Ensemble Festivals throughout middle school and high school and was a member of violin group Na Mele O Suzuki led by Sheryl Shohet. In 2013, Lumi received Honorable Mention at the HMTA Junior Artist String Competition in the High School division. At Moanalua High School, Lumi was a first violin in the Symphony Orchestra and performed with the group at Carnegie Hall in 2013. She was also a member of the string ensemble Con Passione at Moanalua High School, performing at events such as Governor David Ige's inauguration. Lumi now attends Hawaii Pacific University and plays with the HPU Symphony Orchestra as well as occasional gigs including weddings and other community events. The HPU Orchestra has performed with artists such as Jeff Peterson and in 2017 the orchestra collaborated with Streetlight Cadence for a concert tour in Japan.
Teaches students 7 years old and up