Workshops   Residency    Assembly

What is taiko?

It’s an art and form of drumming that has its roots in ancient Japanese culture.

Openness - participants from different ethnic backgrounds will work with each other to create music and learn to be open to the cultural traditions of others

Self-confidence & self-esteem - comes from achieving success at a challenging activity that is also appealing because of its energy

Responsibility & integrity - comes from consistently fulfilling a commitment to a group of people depending on each other

*lesson plans are available

GOMIBAKO taiko?

“gomi-bako” meansgarbage can. we use these drums in the beginning so studentsdevelop respect for the instrument andexperience different sounds

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Recent Workshop/Residency work

Winterhaven Elementary

Parkdale Elementary

Irvington Elementary

The International School 

French American International School

King Elementary

Pacific University

Portland Community College

International Montessori School

Marysville Elementary

Gardner School

Creative Science School

Mid valley Elementary

Touchstone School

Washougal School

Rigler School

Glenfair School  

N. Portland Library 

Holgate Library 

Sunnyside Library 

Tigard Library

Gresham Library

Hillsdale Library

Three Creeks Library

The Mall Library

 

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