FREE Introduction to Taiko Japanese Drumming Kids Class

A 1 hour “Introduction to Taiko Japanese Drumming” class for kids will be offered on Wednesday November 1st from 5:30 to 6:30pm pm.  No previous music/drumming experience necessary.  This hands on workshop is FREE and drums are provided.  BK Taiko dojo is located at 9911 Southern Blvd SE – unit F (near Eubank & Central).  Taiko is a high-energy blend of martial arts choreography and synchronized drumming which dates back over 2,000 years.  Taiko simply means “great drum” in Japanese and has taken on the meaning of the art form.  For more information or to sign up for the class, email or call (505) 294-6993.

The class will give an overview of basic taiko knowledge including taiko history, terminology, and basic drum info as well as introduce basic taiko stances, movement, kata, and kihon.  Students will also enjoy hands on experience with the drums.

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Instructor Biography

ANITA LEE GALLEGOS has studied Taiko for 17 years and has had the great opportunity to train & perform with professional Taiko drummers from Japan & the United States.  She teaches Taiko class for kids, youth, and adults in addition to leading BK Taiko’s performing group.