• Paula Midori Nieckar

Calgary Japanese Language School

We were honoured to be invited to perform and teach short taiko workshops to the students at the Japanese Language School.

Established in 1975, our school has become a place where students from various backgrounds come to learn the Japanese language and culture. It is a community-based school providing opportunities and personal enrichment for all. Embracing a new language and culture is not easy but, at our school, we make learning an enriching and enjoyable experience.

After a short performance to demonstrate miyake, beta and naname songs, our members assisted our director to teach the students some very basic taiko technique and age-appropriate taiko rhythms and excerpts from easy taiko songs. We repeated several times, once for each age group, and taught all the students, from kindergarten to high school age.


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