FiRESiGN’s front-woman and founder hails from Hiroshima Japan; where she established herself in earlier years as a writer of traditional poetry. In the early 90’s, she began merging metrical composition with a budding musical ability and supplementing it with song. Eventually, this equation led to her enrollment at Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Afterwards, Aya migrated to New York where she underwent additional training with vocal instructor Don Lawrence, who years earlier, trained her then future band-mate, Masaki.