For the past three years, TAIKOPROJECT has been involved with the ArtsTeach program through the Segerstrom Center of the Arts located in Costa Mesa. Our educational program, Big Rhythms Big Drums, has brought taiko drumming to numerous schools in the greater LA and OC counties. Teaching about the history of taiko in Japan, how taiko traveled to the US, and learning about the different drums that we play, students get a full musical and educational assembly packed with high energy bringing taiko into the modern age.
Maz, David and I had the opportunity to perform at the ArtsTeach showcase to promote our Big Rhythms Big Drums program in hopes to bring taiko drumming to even more schools this year. We are thankful to be a part of the ArtsTeach program and having the opportunity to share our love of taiko drumming and music to the next generation of musicians.