Mark H Rooney: Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming

From start to finish, Mark captivates his audience. He is not only highly-energetic and engaging, but super knowledgeable in his craft. Mark makes you want to become a master at taiko and has everyone loving it just the same.

–  Tara Villanueva, Carlos Rosario School Arts Programs Coordinator

Mark H Rooney has been a taiko student, teacher, performer and collaborator for the past 18 years all around the U.S., Japan, and Europe. Mark’s particular emphasis on “connection” and high-energy teaching style appeals to audiences of all ages.

Artist’s website: Mark H Rooney: Taiko Instructor & Performer

Performance: 

An Introduction to Taiko, the Art of Japanese Drumming

This interactive program features the performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and rhythms and explores the instruments, the use of one’s voice in taiko, and a bit of history and Japanese vocabulary, as well. Performances include the chance for volunteers to get up and try their hand at playing these BIG drums! (Grades 3-12, Adults)

Single $525/Back-to-Back $675

Fees are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia only.

Evening, weekend, and non-school fees differ – please contact us.

Additional travel fees apply.

Workshop:

Introductory Taiko Workshop

With an emphasis on listening skills and a focus on fundamentals, this workshop introduces the basic techniques for getting a large sound with efficient movement, the practice of drumming as a community and the traditional way to learn taiko music – all centered around the key principals of respect and connection. (Grades 3-12, Adults)

Single Workshop $300/Two Workshops $450/Three Workshops $550

Add a Workshop to a Performance for $150 

Fees are for daytime school programs in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia only.

Evening, weekend, and non-school fees differ – please contact us.

 

Additional travel fees apply.

Audience, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Children & Families

Art Forms, Music

Program Type, Performance, Workshop, Residency

Curriculum/Theme, Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM, World Languages, Character/SEL

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