Drummer, Composer, Arranger Hiro was born in 1989 in Hamamatsu, Japan. His mother, a classical piano teacher, let him take piano lessons when he was 4 years old. Hiro switched to play drum set when he joined to kindergarten’s drum and ﬁfe band and started to take lessons in YAMAHA Music School at the age of 6. He had been studied drums under Norio Nakamura in school days, also he joined a wind orchestra in his middle school. He studied classical percussion in the orchestra for 6 years until he graduated from high school. The school band won “All Japan Band Competition” in Tokai area, Japan twice in 2005 and 2006. He played timpani in this competition. The band also took a jazz big band master class of famous jazz musicians in Japan. The workshop led him to listen and play jazz seriously for the ﬁrst time. In 2008, he moved to Nagoya to study at Koyo Conservatory where he blossomed his talent, he started to perform in many jazz clubs around Nagoya as a professional musician. In 2010, Hiro came to the U.S. to study at Berklee as a scholarship student and started to study composition and arrangement in Jazz Composition major. He started a band with great young trumpeter Mao Sone. The band, named “Sky Floor”, has been touring in Japan since 2011. At Berklee, Hiro studied drums under world famous musicians such as Ian Froman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Mark Walker, Ralph Peterson Jr. and Bob Gullotti. Also he learned improvisation and composition with Greg Hopkins, Tiger Okoshi, Darren Barrett, Hal Crook and Ed Tomassi. In addition, he accepted into the Berklee Global Jazz Institute In 2011, where he is studying with Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano and more.