About This Program
Japanese Drumming and Dance
Taikoza introduces students to the rich festival traditions of Japan with Japanese Drumming and bamboo flutes. Students will take a journey through the different regions of Japan as they explore traditional folk festivals accompanied by thunderous taiko drums and Japanese flutes.
Sample Common Core connection
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
"What we appreciated the most was your ability to communicate with each student. We cannot say enough as to how much you and your artists did such a wonderful job. Many thanks for the beauty you bring to education."
Regina, PS 171 Patrick Henry, New York
"Taikoza is an excellent team of artists that have worked with diverse communities and ages. (Pre-K - adults) Not only are the students entertained with traditional music, dances, and stories of Japan but they are also filled with content that deepens students’ understanding of traditional and contemporary culture of Japan. They are interactive with students that span learning Japanese words, playing drums, listening to the flutes or hearing the stories behind the traditional songs and dances they present. They acknowledge teachers and students by creating a setting where all participate and feel free to ask questions. Students definitely take away a deeper understanding of the culture and people. The power of the Taikoza drum, the enlightenment of the flute and the beauty of the koto resonates in our students’ minds years beyond the initial workshops and/or performances. I highly recommend Taikoza to visit your school for they are valuable educators who are dedicated to the culture of Japan."
Regina Larkin, Manager of Education Programs / SYMPHONY SPACE