Akemi Akachi is a Japanese descendant born and raised in Mexico. She began studying piano at the age of four. She completed her Bachelor degree in Composition at Las Rosas Conservatory in Mexico in 2004.
Akemi has been involved in the creation of multidisciplinary projects with choreographers and dancers. She has taught music theory, ear training and sight singing to children and university music students, and currently teaches early childhood music education for Making Music Together.
She moved to Toronto to earn her Master’s degree in Composition at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2008. Her pieces have been performed in different venues both in Mexico and Canada.
She became a member of Nagata Shachu in 2010 and is now the principal instructor of the group’s taiko classes.