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NATC 2015

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Tomorrow I’m headed to Las Vegas for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference! I’ll be teaching two workshops at the conference and leading a performance for a group of kaDON subscribers from around the world who are going to help debut a new piece that I wrote for kaDON! We are also debuting a new piece of taiko equipment that I’ve been helping develop for kaDON at the taiko conference!

The taiko conference is always a great way to reconnect with the taiko community and I’m looking forward to seeing many old friends and meeting new taiko people!

Taiko Games for Taiko Conference – Poster!

Monday, July 27th, 2009


Here is a little advertisement I put together for the debut performance of the taiko games!

Taiko Conference 2009!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

On Ensemble will be teaching and performing at the 2009 Taiko Conference here in Los Angeles! The bi-annual Conference is one of the taiko community’s most important events and we’re extremely excited about it!  On Ensemble is facilitating the Summer Taiko Institute immediately prior to Conference, where participants will receive and help complete a new composition for the community!  Each of On Ensemble’s members will teach one or more workshops within the Conference itself.  We’ll be performing at the two Taiko Jam concerts.  And Kris will also be debuting his four, brand-new “taiko games” with the help of taiko players from around the country!  It’ll be a busy, fun week!

Register for Taiko Conference here.  Registration due by July 24!

Get tickets to Taiko Jam here.

Come see Kris’ demonstration, Friday August 7 at 12noon on the JACCC Plaza (244 S San Pedro St, 90012)!

2009 Summer Taiko Institute

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

sti_postcardWe’re sending out postcards to taiko groups all across the country for the 2009 Summer Taiko Institute soon!  Keep an eye out for them!

The Summer Taiko Institute is a great opportunity to deepen your study of taiko with an intensive three day series of workshops right before the North American Taiko Conference.  The North American taiko community continues to grow by leaps and bounds.  During our tours we’re constantly meeting new taiko groups all across the country.  Even just in Southern California  it’s pretty impossible to keep track of all the new groups.

If you are a taiko player and have never attended a taiko conference I highly recommend it!  It’s a really great opportunity to meet crazy taiko nuts from all around the world. *Yes you are weird but the good news is that you aren’t alone*  If you’re a part of a collegiate taiko group there is also the Annual Collegiate Taiko Invitational which will be hosted by UC Irvine Jodaiko this year in May.

Survey: Taiko Conference Discussion Sessions

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

What do you think are some of the key issues to be discussed at Taiko Conference this coming August?

Past topics include:

“What you should know but we don’t talk about”, a discussion of taiko etiquitte,

“You’re a taiko player?!”, what it means to play a Japanese drum when you’re not Japanese,

and near and dear to my heart,

“Why taiko music should be free, and how Copyleft can help us”, about why I believe all music should be freely shared.

What do you think?  What are key questions for us taiko players to discuss?  Please share your thoughts below!

Thank you everyone again for some great feedback on our last Taiko Conference Survey regarding workshops for this year!

Survey: Taiko Conference Workshops

Monday, January 26th, 2009

This August the North American Taiko Conference returns to Los Angeles!  Every two years the taiko community rallies together to create the Taiko Conference, an amazing weekend of taiko workshops and performances, with players, teachers, and taiko enthusiasts from around the world.  The JACCC will be hosting the Conference again, and a number of us are volunteering to help with the planning and preparations.

One of the first challenges is to determine what workshops and taiko topics we’d like facilitators to offer during the Conference.  Toward this end, we are asking past participants to give us feedback.

In the comments below, let us know!  Thank you for your input!

In past Taiko Conferences, what workshops were particularly good?

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