Taiko for All
In our new program Taiko for All, we're exploring how to teach taiko in more inclusive ways. We’ve teamed up with licensed Occupational Therapist Sydney Shiroyama to lead workshops for people with Parkinson’s and Down Syndrome.
Taiko drumming for Parkinson’s
The supportive and safe environment at San Jose Taiko’s studio will allow for a gentle introduction to taiko drumming and help promote physical activity, cognitive engagement, and social support. There is good evidence that exercise slows the progression of this disease and that large movements, loud vocalizations, rhythmic integration, and cardio help decrease severity of symptoms.
taiko drumming for Down Syndrome
This workshop will provide an introduction to taiko drumming which promotes physical activity, group interaction, turn-taking, mirroring of movements, vocalizations, and emotional expression through a fun, cultural activity.
upcoming Taiko for All classes
Saturday, July 6 - 10:00-11:30AM
Saturday, July 27 - 10:00-11:30AM
Tuesdays, September 3 - October 22 - 10:00-11:30AM
Contact us if you have any questions regarding Taiko for All.