Instructor (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet)MM (Rice University) BM (University of Michigan Ann Arbor)
Major teachers include Michael Webster, Fred Ormand, and Deborah Chodacki. Yamada is second/bass clarinet with the Oregon Ballet Theatre and third/bass clarinet for the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with Hawai‘i Opera Theatre, Chamber Music Hawai‘i, Sarasota Orchestra, Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the Ann Arbor Symphony. Additionally, Yamada has also performed in Europe, Canada, and Japan. In 2004, she was awarded runner up in the International Clarinet Association Orchestral Excerpt Audition Competition in Washington D.C., and in 2008 she was selected to participate in New York's Carnegie Hall Orchestral Workshop for Winds and Brass.
Yukumoto has taught at Punahou since 2015.