Taiko FUNdamentals (also known as TaikOrff) is a first step in our series of workshops, focusing on bringing together taiko teachers who deeply care about their students and are passionate about teaching. Instructor of TaikOrff, Yeeman Mui is dedicated to help create a more creative taiko classroom, while staying within the realms of the art of taiko. The workshop will focus on understanding the philosophy of Orff Schulwerk and applying it to taiko teaching. (Also welcome music teacher who would like to introduce the art of taiko to their classroom!)
by the end of the workshop, you will be able to
- teach a musical language that will make it easier for students to learn (especially for those with no musical background)
- utilize games and movement to help teach taiko concepts
- find new ways to help keep students engaged
- create a musical classroom which not only makes learning intricate pieces fun, but concentrates on group cohesiveness while playing “in the groove”
(*NO TAIKO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!)
NOTE: This intensive includes ten hours of instruction (6 hrs on Saturday and 4 hrs on Sunday). Recommended hotels will be in College Park, MD as close to UMD as possible. Travel not covered but some local shuttling may be arranged. Taiko provided.
Saturday, December 17 (3:00 – 9:00 pm) & Sunday, December 18 (10:30am – 2:30pm)
Sign-up using PayPal! SPACE IS LIMITED!
Early-bird rate ($195) applies until NOVEMBER 17th. After November 17th, standard rate is $235.
About Yeeman “ManMan” Mui
Originally from Hong Kong, Manman graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2010 with an MPhil in Musicology. She is a dedicated taiko practitioner, performer and teacher. Since graduating from San Francisco International Orff, her vision is to continually find new ways to celebrate the essence of teaching of taiko through the mind, body and spirit. In 2012 and 2013, she was awarded a fellowship to study with Kenny Endo at the Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP). Since then she has been working as a performing member and teacher at TCP. Outside of TCP and Hong Kong, She has also taught at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI), curated the Youth Program at the North American Taiko Conference in Las Vegas 2015, and conducted a series of music teacher workshops in Macau 2015.