Portland Taiko Updates
We hope you are remaining healthy and safe in this time of uncertainty with the corona virus, COVID-19. In order to support the social distancing initiative, Portland Taiko will cancel all of its programs for the next month including the Taiko 101 workshops (April 8), Benefit Banquet (April 16), and performances. For those of you who purchased Banquet tickets, we will be offering full refunds and will contact you later this week. In addition, we will be contacting our spring class students to discuss online options. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you soon in happier and healthier times.

Taiko at Home

With the corona virus outbreak, Portland Taiko’s performances in March and early April have been cancelled and we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel our Taiko 101 workshops on April 8th. Taiko is best practiced in-person, but since that isn’t possible right now, we’ve started to make video tutorials for practicing taiko at home. Meredith created a video on making a practice taiko out of a trash can, Wynn videotaped himself making a tire taiko and bachi (drum sticks), and Matthew built a Two By Taiko. We hope to drum with you in the future, but for now, these videos can get you drumming at home!


Wynn Kiyama