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NATC History Month on Facebook!

          This week marked the 6 month countdown til TCA’s North American Taiko Conference (NATC) in June.  To mark this momentous occasion, we will be posting historical materials from past NATCs on our Facebook page.  To follow along and share your own memories,

Taikothon 2014

Watch the 2nd annual Taikothon here: Taikothon 2014. It’s hard to believe that over a year has passed since the first-ever Taikothon in 2013! Thanks to your support, we were able to raise $50,000 to support TCA and the North American Taiko Conference. For this year’s Taikothon, TCA wants to hear all your awesome Taiko...

Taikothon 2014 Recipe

CHOCOLATE BROWNIE COOKIE SANDWICHES WITH PEANUT BUTTER WHIPPED CREAM  (Makes about 24 cookies, or 12 cookie sandwiches) INGREDIENTS (for cookies) 2 Tbsp Butter 7 oz Semisweet chocolate (chocolate chips OK) 2 large eggs pinch of salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 c. flour 1/4 tsp baking powder For the Peanut Butter Whipped...

Call for NATC 2015 Workshop Proposals

TCA is putting out a call for taiko teachers and taiko professionals to submit Workshop Proposals for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference! DATES: NATC 2015 is June 11-14, and workshops will be held on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 DURATION: Workshop sessions will be 2.5 hours in length. LOCATION: All workshops will be...

Drum-Building Workshop with Stuart Paton

Ever wanted to have your own practice taiko? TCA is bringing the drum building to you! EVENT DETAILS: DATE: Saturday, June 21, 2014. TIME: 10:00am PDT/ 1:00pm EDT LOCATION: Livestream.com WORKSHOP LEADER: Stuart Paton, Burlington Taiko COST: FREE! *Archived recording available on Livestream.com STUART PATON Artistic Director, Teacher, and lead Taiko Maker Burlington Taiko

Learning Taiko in Japan

Ever thought about studying taiko in Japan? Taikosource.com shared their page, Learning Taiko in Japan, and this live Q&A with three taiko players who made the jump from North American Taiko to Japanese Taiko.  Click the Livestream link (above) and hear their stories. EVENT DESCRIPTION TaikoSource’s Learning Taiko in Japan series contributors: – Chris Holland...

DeMystifying Grantwriting with Sue Yuen

 Have you ever wondered how to start applying for grants? Are you wondering where to look for them? Do you have a project or goal for your group that seems unattainable due to financial reasons? WEBINAR DESCRIPTION This workshop provides an overview of the grant-seeking process, including prospect research, cultivation, proposal writing and follow-up....

NATC 2015: Welcome to Las Vegas!

SAVE THE DATE!  NATC 2015 will be held in Las Vegas from Friday June 12th through Sunday June 14th at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas!  We hope to see all of you there, supporting TCA’s first conference! The Las Vegas Taiko Community would like to extend a welcome to TCA and to all of...

NATC 2015 @UNLV: Help us choose a date

Our #TaikoTuesday announcement is that NATC will be headed to the Nevada desert in 2015!  TCA is proud to announce the site for our first North American Taiko Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on campus at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.  While the site has been selected, we need your help to find a...

Introducing Taikothon!

Watch the inaugural taiko-thon here: Taiko-thon 2013 Thank you to all the groups who participated in Taiko-thon 2013, the first of its kind. TCA hosted the first-ever Taiko-thon, an on-line event, to kick-off our Charter Membership and fundraising campaign. Our goal was to raise $50,000 by December 31st. If you missed it, click the Livestream...