Waichi is a professional classically-trained percussion performer and educator. She has taught students of all ages and ability levels. Additionally, Waichi has experience coaching percussion ensemble at Northwestern University and the percussion section of the North Shore New Horizons Senior Band as well as giving marimba masterclasses.
Waichi has performed with Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, Evanston Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta Orchestra. Besides orchestral performance, Waichi is a passionate solo percussionist having won prizes from different percussion competitions, such as the PASIC marimba and solo percussion competition, Southern California Marimba Competition, Great Plains Marimba Competition.
Waichi earned her M.M. in Percussion Performance from Northwestern University and B.M. from Manhattan School of Music. Her teachers include She-e Wu, Christopher Lamb, Duncan Patton, Eric Charlston and Vadim Karpinos.
Percussion section coaching
Percussion Group classes and Ensemble coaching.