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.
Manman appeared on “Center Stage” hosted by Donna Blanchard of ThinkTech Hawaii talking about her journey and her work as a taiko artist and educator. Check it out to hear more about her philosophy and approach with taiko and music education.
Taiko FUNdamentals: a workshop for Taiko and Music Teachers December 17 – 18, 2016 (Sat – Sun) Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center – University of Maryland Address: 8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742 Registration Fee (Spaces are limited!) Early-bird rate $195 applies until NOVEMBER 17th After November 17th, standard rate is $235see website for more details REGISTER … More Taiko FUNdamentals in D.C. Dec 2016
This summer I had a wonderful opportunity to perform at ShastaYama Taiko Festival again since 2014. Last time I was here performing as part of Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. This time I performed with Taiko Trekkers, a group of individual taiko drummers from all over west coast. Bruce “Mui” Ghent was the spear head of … More ShastaYama Taiko Festival
It was a great honor to be featured on Eien’s blog talking about teaching kids, my Orff and taiko background, and also my recent projects. Check out the interview at the link below! http://www.eienhunterishikawa.com/blog/interview-manman
I will be teaching my piece “Quitiplas in the Pocket” in San Francisco Dance Mission Theater on July 18! I first learned quitiplas in San Francisco with Jackie Rago. This would be such a meaningful experience to teach my first public workshop of my piece in SF! My friend and fellow cast members of Spall … More Workshop in San Francisco