Since moving to LA, I have been studying with Kris Bergstorm on his new arrangement of Handtagnoism. It is a fascinating piece that explores different movement with taiko. Each movement combination is well thought of in which they serve the purpose of producing meaningful strikes on the taiko drums. It was such treat to perform … More Handtagonism v4
Mochi Mochi is a taiko and rice-pounding performing ensemble, utilizing the Japanese mochi-making ceremony as a vessel for music, culture, food, and fun. Incorporating audience participation, rocking music, and explanations of the cultural context of rice-pounding, the performances showcase the multi-stage mochi-making process and culminate in delicious mochi snacks. Performances “Mochi Mochi: Hajimaruyo!” is a 45~80 minute performance demonstrating the full … More Mochi Mochi
Taiko Together January and February session explore songs and games in celebration of the new year! Come join us for some family taiko FUN! Classes available from 2-6 yrs old. (read more about Taiko Together) Los Angeles Taiko Institute (Asano Taiko U.S.) 20909 S Western Ave Torrance, California, CA 90501 contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and question Register Now … More Taiko Together JAN/FEB Session
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
Taiko Together October and November 8-week session will be preparing for the Art & Study of Taiko student recital (Dec 2). Come join us for some family taiko FUN! Classes available from 2-6 yrs old. Asano Taiko U.S. 20909 S Western Ave Torrance, California, CA 90501 8-week: $176 Drop-in: $24 Register Now contact email@example.com if … More Taiko Together New OCT/NOV Session
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!
Manman and her Taiko Tots (Honolulu), Family Taiko (Honolulu), Taiko Together (Torrance, LA), and Taiko FUNdamentals were featured on Taiko Community Alliance‘s Taikothon 2016 on Sunday Oct 16, 2016! Here is the video of Manman’s segment (click image below) For the rest of the Taikothon videos, please click at this link.