Taiko FUNdamentals (10-hour intensive)

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Through a series of FUN songs and games with taiko drumming, Taiko Fundamentals focuses on developing the participants’ musicality level, creativity and sense of originality, while navigating through the realms of the art of taiko. This professional development workshop will explore teaching the art of taiko through the Orff Sculwerk approach focusing on:

- Establishing an inclusive environment for learning
- Exploring new approaches to keep students engaged
- Utilizing games, songs, and movement to teach taiko concepts
- Nurturing a fun and musical classroom
- Inspiring team work and collaboration
- Enhancing group cohesiveness
- Developing rhythmic sensitivity and stage presence

Brief Workshop format: Let’s go back to school! In this highly interactive workshop, we will ALL be students! Through singing, playing games, dancing, and of course, playing taiko we will experience how the Orff schulwerk approach leads students to discover their innate musicality. Each set of activities will be followed by a short discussion and Q&A about the teaching techniques, and we will close the program with a creative session to conclude our learning experience from the professional development intensive, along with a longer discussion to reflect on how our experiences in the workshop can translate to our own classrooms. A guided sharing session led by each participant will also take place during the workshop.

Saturday Session 1
10:00am - 1:00pm
Introduction, Ice breaking, and the spectrum of teaching

Saturday Session 2
2:30pm - 5:30pm
Storytelling through Movement - building confidence and stage presence

Sunday Session 1
Dynamic Approaches for Cultivating Musicality and Creativity

Sunday Session 2
Creating a piece, Putting a performance together

Both Days: $180
Sat Only: $100
Sun Only: $80


Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:00 to Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 13:30
Yeeman Mui
An experienced performing artist and acclaimed teacher, with a passion for bringing communities together through the joy of music and taiko, Yeeman Mui (ManMan) founded Taiko Together, a parent-child taiko program starting from age 2, and Taiko FUNdamentals, a professional development program for teachers. After graduating with an MPhil in Musicology (University of Hong Kong), she later obtained her certification in Orff Schulwerk. Originally from Hong Kong, she received a fellowship from Taiko Center of the Pacific (2012-2014) and became a performing member (2013-2017), receiving extensive training from Kenny and Chizuko Endo. She currently teaches at Los Angeles Taiko Institute.

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