Masumi Hayashi-Smith (they/she)
Masumi is a biracial anti-racism educator and music teacher originally from Coast Salish land in Tacoma, Washington. In undergrad, Masumi concentrated in Africana studies, and then with a Fulbright fellowship, researched the political aspects of history education in post-war Sri Lanka. With training in Kodaly pedagogy (M.M.), Orff Schulwerk, and Waldorf approaches to music teaching, Masumi is active in conversations around conscientious use of materials, culturally responsive teaching, and relationships with culture bearers. Currently Masumi teaches with RISE for Racial Justice, Intergroup Dialogue Collective, Holy Names University, and Alma partners, and is a music director for Thrive Choir.
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