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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

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 […]

NATC 2015: Request for Proposals

The planning process for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference (NATC) has begun. If you are forming a committee to explore options for hosting NATC 2015, please refer to the instructions below and make contact with NATC Committee Chairman, Stan Shikuma at sktaiko1@mac.com. Request for Proposal: 2015 NATC TCA is putting out a Request for […]

TCA Launch: Closing Reflections

The TCA Launch Meeting Closing Session began with time for individual reflection. Participants entered the room and had the chance to write on the walls their answers to three questions: The answers to these questions are transcribed here: Personal Reflections Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason read a few reflections from each chart and challenged participants to take the new […]

TCA Launch: Timelining to NATC 15

During a working lunch period on Sunday, the Launch Meeting Participants split up into four groups, based on their primary interests: TCA Organizational Issues Planning for NATC 2015 Masters’ Retreat Tech Resource Hub The groups had approximately 1 hour to create a 2-year timeline leading up to August 2015. Each group was given a different […]

TCA Launch: Governance Discussion

On Sunday morning after the “Mergers and Acquisitions” session, the Launch Meeting participants had a chance to give input on TCA governance issues. Our facilitator Gayle first gave a presentation on the importance of organizational structures and shared different types of nonprofit models. Then, two questions were put to the group to discuss: How might we […]