Taiko Residency at Our School
Friday, September 17, 2010
Each year we bring an artist-in-residence to our school. This year, we brought in a taiko musician to teach children the art of taiko (Japanese drums). Eric is a fabulous teacher and everyone had a great time. My first group to have taiko lessons came back to the room from their lessons saying, "That was sooooo AWESOME!" And it was! I got video of the children learning taiko, but I don't really feel comfortable posting videos of them unless their parents already have on You Tube. So this little clip is of Eric during one of his performances at opening assembly.
This will be a really fun residency. The children will perform on Oct. 1 at the end of Eric's time with us.
I wish there were taiko lessons available for adults around here. Wouldn't that be a great way to keep fit?