This week I had a lot of fun performing with Mochi Mochi LA and also teaching taiko workshops to the students of Tomodachi Gakko – a week long summer school where students from Preschool to Eighth Grade learn about the Japanese American Culture. I taught 3 taiko classes to the Toddlers Kindergartners, Kindergarten through third … More Taiko Workshops @ Tomodachi Gakko (Ballico, CA)
I was very honored to have my first intercollegiate taiko experience this year! Teaching two workshops “Quitiplas in the Pocket” and “Body Bayashi” to taiko players from various collegiate groups is a very refreshing experience. They are full of youthful energy, curiosity and excitement about the art form. I had a lot of fun exploring … More Intercollegiate Taiko Invitational 2018
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 … More Taiko FUNdamentals in Madrid
Date: April 7-8, 2018 Venue: Taiko Center, Hannah at Seal Haynes, Newton Abbot, UK Workshop duration: 10 hours Number of Participants: 15 (Taiko players, teachers and leaders from different taiko groups and schools across the UK) I know a proper educator shouldn’t have favorites, but I have to say my Taiko FUNdamentals intensive at Taiko … More Taiko FUNdamentals in Newton Abbot (UK)
Date: March 31 – April 1, 2018 Venue: Amaterasu Taiko Dojo, Oberhausen (Germany) Workshops: Taiko FUNdamentals, Creative Movements with Odaiko, Quitiplas in the Pocket It was refreshing to meet taiko players from various taiko groups from different parts of Germany and also Belgium! The taiko community are very different in Germany compared to the rest … More Workshops in Germany
Taiko FUNdamentals : Professional Development with Portland Taiko Date: Feb 9 – 10, 2018 Duration: 9 hours Workshop Focus: Teachers/leadership training, stage presence, creativity, and group connection I had the luxury to work with Portland Taiko in February this year. The workshop intensive was intended to be a teacher training for the group as many … More Taiko FUNdamentals with Portland Taiko
It was wonderful to be back on Punahou campus to work with the K-1 community. I taught 12 different classes in two days, with 8 classes for 30 mins each and 4 classes for 45 mins each. It was such a wonderful experience to try out the program. The workshops utilize visual media, songs, movement, … More Introduction to the Art of Taiko for K-1
North American Taiko Conference is just one week away! I am very looking forward to be teaching 3 workshops at the conference. Here are the details of the workshops that I will be teaching. Looking forward to meeting new friends and a lot of exciting taiko FUN! Body Bayashi • Skill level: ALL• P Learning … More Body Bayashi, Quitiplas in the Pocket, and Taiko FUNdamentals at NATC 2017
Taiko FUNdamentals in Hong Kong was a great success! It was a very unique way to connect with music teachers, social workers and taiko teachers from Hong Kong. Looking forward to many more TaikOrff experience!
Registration is open now! I will be teaching Taiko FUNdamentals, Quitiplas in the Pocket and Body Bayashi at North American Taiko Conference this year. Read more about NATC 2017 at this link. Hope to see you there!