Kalamazoo College Obon Festival

Taiko Drumming Master Classes

Sunday, October 30, 2022
1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Light Fine Arts Building
Kalamazoo College

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Students of all ages can learn the Japanese art of Taiko drumming in this master class! There will be two 90-minute sessions available: 1:30-3:00 PM and 3:30-5:00 PM.

No experience with drumming required if you’ve ever wanted to try Taiko drumming, now’s your chance! Teens/adults are $20 per person, and kids ages 7-12 are $15.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is suggested. Drop-in registration at the door will also be available (please bring cash).

Born in Nagoya, Japan, Ken Koshio is a Phoenix-based drummer, singer and songwriter. Koshio has performed all over the world, and he was the first person outside of Japan to receive a certified teaching license of Hiroshima Jidaiko (indigenous Taiko drum) from the Hiroshima Preservation Society.

Carolyn Koebel has been exploring rhythm and vibration for the past thirty years. She holds degrees of distinction in music therapy and percussion studies from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. Much of her work focuses on rhythm-based music therapy and music for personal transformation and Spiritual connection.

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