Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Nami Hamada started her organ playing when she was 14. The music of J.S. Bach and the construction of organs attracted her in pursuing her career in organ building. She continued her organ studies with Yuko Hayashi at Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan, and at New England Conservatory of Music. She then began her organ building career at C.B. Fisk in 1999. During her apprenticeship, she also worked with John Brombaugh on his last major instrument in Japan and with Bertrand Cattiaux in France as an exchange worker to broaden her experience and view of organbuilding. In recent years she has been involved mostly in tonal finishing. She is also a part-time organist at Unitarian Universalist church of Greater Lynn.