a Taiko Intensive
Tiffany Tamaribuchi, an internationally recognized taiko master, has achieved a level of acclaim in trailblazing fashion. In the traditional taiko realm, of Japanese born and trained male performers, she creates a new powerful voice with her multicultural heritage, youth, and feminine perspective. Ms. Tamaribuchi’s determination and perseverance, through long hours of grueling practice in her initial studies, transformed her sense of life’s possibilities, which she now does for others.
From the earliest point in my taiko career, Tiffany-Sensei has been an important inspiration and influence. I would rate her as among the top taiko instructors I have ever had the privilege to study with. — Mark H Rooney
Mark H Taiko is excited to host three workshops with such a pre-eminent taiko educator!
You can sign up for any one of them individually OR challenge yourself with the full line-up:
Workshop A: FUNDAMENTALS (SAT, 2/25, 6–9 PM)
Build a strong foundation through simple and easily applicable techniques to help you play with more ease, power, and speed when you want to. Play with a strong resonant sound, better control, consistent timing, and with greater expression while exerting less overall effort and minimizing risk of injury that can be used as an approach to playing multiple styles. All levels welcome
Workshop B: KATA/INJURY PREVENTION/CONTROL & EXPRESSION (SUN, 2/26, 9:30–12:30)
We all know that taiko drumming is a physically demanding activity. Given the nature of how we move our bodies when we play, we are more at risk for certain kinds of injuries, especially with certain more physically demanding styles. The goal of this workshop is to provide you with tools and techniques that you can use to prevent injury while giving you a greater sense of control and freedom as you’re playing. All levels welcome
Workshop C: ODAIKO (SUN, 2/26, 1–4 PM)
Great tips and techniques for approaching this fun and powerful style of drumming. We’ll begin with core fundamentals and expand from there to address common problems and work on developing your own style and sense of expression. Basic odaiko experience required
$65 = 1 workshop
$120 = 2 workshops
$155 = 3 workshops
Taiko provided but please bring bachi (some available to borrow but not enough for everyone!)
Need a place to stay? We can recommended hotels in College Park, MD as close to UMD as possible. Upon request, homestays for Saturday night may also be available. Need a ride? Some local shuttling may be available if you let us know in advance. Snacks provided but meals not included.