A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Yuri Inoo, DMA, is a musician and educator in the Los Angeles area. She has studied percussion under David Rosenthal at San Francisco State University, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude, and receiving the Most Outstanding Senior Award. Inoo earned a Master of Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts, both in Percussion Performance, at the University of Southern California, studying under Erik Forrester and minoring in music education, instrumental conducting, and music industry. She has performed and collaborated with artists such as Yo Yo Ma, John Williams, Andrea Bocelli, Steve Reich, Donald Crockett, Stephen Hartke, Morten Lauridsen, Paul Chihara, Evelyn Glennie, and members of NEXUS. Yuri is currently the Principal Percussionist with the Redlands Symphony in Redlands, California, and an active freelancer with other regional orchestras and chamber ensembles in Southern California. Yuri is passionate about teaching as much as playing percussion. With over fifteen years of experience teaching all levels and all ages, she holds a very active teaching career, both privately and in groups.