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Thank you for joining Taiko Camp 2019

Schedule for 2020 will be posted on early 2020

    - This is one of the summer gifts for your child to have global thinking -

Bilingual Music program by full time Taiko performers

for 4  to 10 years old kids 


Taiko Drumming is a combination of Music, Art, Exercise and Entertainment. 

Nurture the young mind and body through this cool Japanese cultural activity. Besides the fun physical and musical experience. All campers will be expected to learn the creativity, expression, cooperation and growing their global thinking and self-confidence which necessary for living as a person in the community.


Students will learn the Japanese performing arts mainly Taiko Drumming through this 5 days session by FUN WAY!  

The Instructors of this program are full time Japanese Taiko Drummers, Ringtaro and Asako Tateishi who provide educational program from The School of TAIKO for 10 years and have long time Taiko/Entertainer experience in Japan and US. 


Through the program, the camper will ;

• Get many instruction / knowledge from world-class Taiko performer 

• Growing up their self-confident by making success step by step 

• Learn Japanese Music Arts

• Learn Japanese Rhythm 

• Learn Japanese Movement 

• Learn how to team up with friends through playing the music

• Have a great experience to know the Japanese Culture, Manner and  Conversation in natural way

• Build up their mutual understanding for getting global eyes

• Show their improvement to family and friends at the last day of the camp


Asako Tateishi

Asako Tateishi is co-founder of The School of TAIKO who manages & provides various programs of SOT with working as full time Japanese musical performer.   Also she has produced "Bellevue World TAIKO Festival" since 2014 for connect communities with good quality Japanese musical culture.

As a performer, she is a member of CHIKIRI and performs 

with "TAIKOZA" NYC based Taiko group.  She also performed at EPCOT/Walt Disney World as a member of the MATSURIZA.

In Japan, she worked as official sports caster of Suzuka Circuit and Twin Ring Motegi and also do MC rolls at sports events, weddings and more occasion. Her experiences through various events, such as the World Championships is support the successful of the events by coordinating the Taiko & J- Culture programs.

Recently her column about "Meaning of learning Japanese culture in US" is in "SoySource" March 8 issue.

She also enjoys her life as a senior high school boy's Drumline / Band mom as well as outdoor activities in the Puget Sound area and be into the live concerts.

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Chief Educator

Ringtaro Tateishi

Ringtaro Tateishi is full time Taiko performer, Composer and Arranger who has started Taiko from 6 years old and has carrier as professional about 30 years over. 

He started his carrier with world renowned Taiko group ONDKOZA from 1989.  In 10 years life with this group, he performed over 1,000 times concert in 26 countries including Carnegie Halls, and completed the American peripheral marathon tour in three years.  All challenges which he done in the group gifted him extraordinaty experience. 


After leaving the troupe,  he has moved to US for sharing Japanese Taiko Drumming at EPCOT/ Walt Disney World, FL and sharing his experiene for guests of WDW who comes from around the world.

Currently he is a leader of the taiko group called CHIKIRI, and works as Principal /Artistic Director of The School of TAIKO which has 80 students as weekly lessons from 2009.

His creative pieces are performed around the US, especially " Mitsu-Uchi/Rantana" is popular number which have been performed at EPCOT Walt Disney World by MATSURIZA

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