Yumiko has her bachelor's and master’s degrees in piano from Nagoya Music University. She has studied piano with Haruko Matsuoka, Hisae Miwa, and Iku Miwa.
As a performer, Yumiko has won the prestigious gold trophy at the 12th East Mikawa PTC Piano Competition. She gives regular lecture concerts in a large hospital and organizes salon concerts. She has appeared twice in the Nagoya Music University annual concert and twice in Nagoya Music University graduate association concerts. She has also appeared with the Nagoya Music University String Ensemble.
In 2013, she gave her first solo piano recital in America.
Yumiko has over 17 years experience teaching piano. Prior to opening Yumi Piano School, Yumiko worked for Asahi Culture Center in Yamaha Music Avenue. She also gives piano lessons in English.