Taiko school programs offered are a great way for students to learn about Japanese culture and music.
“We had been looking for a way to introduce grade 8 students to Taiko drumming to help bring their Japan unit to life. Going to Mount Royal University was the right choice. The facility, technology and number of drums made for an outstanding experience for kids. Paula and Holly had students riveted as they brought to life Taiko drumming. Students learned so much and made meaningful connections to their classroom learning. As they returned to school, students shared that it was one of their favorite fieldtrips. We look forward to offering this most interesting, hands on experience for our students each year.” -Laura W. (Music Specialist)
“North Point School was thrilled to have the opportunity in partnership with the Conservatory at MRU to have our junior high students learn Taiko. Sensei Paula was an engaging and motivating instructor. She started with the boys at square one, zero taiko experience, and had them performing an amazing winter concert performance. Combining music and movement was outstanding for our boys! One of our students loved it so much, he continued to take Paula’s taiko classes privately and is performing at the Calgary Stampede.” -Brent D. (Head of School)
Lectures or taiko demonstrations can be performed in school music rooms or gymnasiums. (Regular classroom settings aren’t recommended due to the volume of taiko, disturbing nearby classrooms)
Interactive, hands-on field trips and multi-week workshops can be hosted at the MRU Conservatory, where students can experience taiko for themselves, and learn proper taiko technique and repertoire.
For more information, please contact us and I can customize a school program or workshop to suit your needs.