The Taiko Conference Youth Program is designed for participants ages 5-12, providing selected workshops specifically designed for young taiko players.
The Youth Program is open to all levels, we would recommend participants have some taiko background and basic training, although participants with minimal taiko background will also be accepted.
Parents may drop off Youth Program participants at the UNLV Student Union, and Taiko Conference staff takes over. (Exact location will be sent via email) Youth Program participants are guided through Conference events safely and on time with experienced taiko players on hand for questions and instruction. At the end of the day, parents pick up their kids at the same, convenient location.
Friday, June 12 Drop-off: 8:30am Pick-up: 5:15pm
Saturday, June 13- Drop-off: 8:30am Pick-up: 5:15pm
Sunday, June 14- Drop-off: 8:30am Pick-up: 11:45am
Everyone is born to be musical, and given a nurturing environment, can unlock their inner musicality and creativity. It’s never too early to be a performer! With a focus on energy and interaction (Japanese “ki”) and utilizing the powerful drums of taiko, this workshop explores a variety of movement and rhythmic drills to practice the arts of performance. Participants team up in small groups to create unique performances during this fast-paced, fun workshop.