Taiko FUNdamentals in Madrid

Taiko FUNdamentals : Creativity and Rhythmic Challenge
Date: April 13, 2018 (Friday)
Venue: Madreams Music, Madrid
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm

Taiko FUNdamentals: Creative Movement, Stage Presence and Playing as a group
Date: April 14, 2018 (Saturday)
Venue: Madreams Music, Madrid
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Naname Basics Workshop with Issho Daiko
Date: April 16, 2018 (Monday)
Durations: 2 hours

Beta Basics Clinic with Taiko Mon
Date: April 11, 2018 (Wednesday)
Durations: 1 hour

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In 2014, I visited Madrid to attend a one-week Orff music training and also had the opportunity to meet and perform taiko with Isabel Romeo Biedma and Monica Vedia from Madrid (along with Joe Small and Carrie Carter!). It was indeed very exciting to return to Madrid as an educator that explores Orff Schulwerk through the Art of Taiko. Madrid seems to be the perfect place for me to connect the Orff music community with the Taiko community.

It was such a wonderful experience to teach the Taiko FUNdamentals workshops with a mixture of taiko players, music teachers with no taiko experience, and total beginners in the same class. The program is designed in a way that allow participants with diverse background to flourish and enjoy making music with taiko together. In fact the diverse background of the participants was a very good reminder of how our knowledge or lack of knowledge could become a “baggage” in our learning experience at times. It was a wonderful experience working with the taiko and music teachers community in Madrid!

I also had the opportunity to perform with Issho Daiko at the Albanime 2018 (an anime expo at Albacete, south of Spain)

Thank you Isabel for organizing!