The Torrance CitiCABLE TV program has completed a 15-minute "Common Cents" feature on Asano Taiko US. It features interviews with Katsuji, Yuta, and me, plus shots of Asano Taiko US, LATI classes, and Mochi Mochi. It's well done and captures some of the great vibe of ATUS/LATI and the camaraderie of our community. Check it out!
We are pleased to announce that Kazuhiro and Hidenori Tsumura of Miyake Jima Geino Doushikai will be visiting Asano Taiko US for a series of workshops, October 8-9!
After visiting us, the teachers will be headed to New York to teach lessons at the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center, October 13-16.
Next March, they will also be visiting Seattle for the first time, teaching at Japan Creative Arts. Details TBA.
Asano Taiko U.S. staff will be at the 2016 Regional Taiko Gathering in Vancouver from August 20th to 21st. We will be bringing bachi, bachi bags, and more! If you are attending and interested, email or call us to pre-order-- firstname.lastname@example.org | 310-974-4490
Please check out our online store to see what we have: store.asano.us
Looking forward to seeing many of you in Vancouver!
Inspiring taiko player and teacher, Eien Hunter Ishikawa, posted an interview he conducted with LATI instructor/coach Isaku Kageyama. Both Eien and Isaku are really interesting people. They discuss LATI at about the 45:00 mark and the whole thing is worth listening to.
May Lee of CCTV America interviewed me and came to Yuta's class recently to try taiko. Her segment recently aired.
July 25 marks the 3rd anniversary of Asano Taiko US. Thank you to the students, aikoukai members, staff, family, and friends of our community who have made this milestone possible.
It has been a wild ride, and three years passed in a blink. But through it all we see the power of taiko to connect people. Asano Taiko US' very existence is the result of these connections and the daily support of so many. I am deeply grateful.
Kris' next 12-week course schedule is set!
Starting the week of August 8, three fundamentals courses, four intermediate-advanced courses, and new "office hours" drop-in sessions!