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NATC 2015: Introducing a New Registration Process

We opened registration for the 2015 North American Taiko Conference to EVERYONE, members and non-members on Saturday, December 13, 2014 during Taiko-thon 2014 with a brand new registration system that is similar to course registration at a university. Pricing, Workshop Information, and

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...

Bruce Davis: My Musical Journey

I grew up in New York City. In third grade, my parents enrolled me in a new experimental music program at my local elementary school. Once accepted, for the following 3 years of elementary school, 4th grade, I would spend two hours a day in school, learning and practicing music. Every day. In elementary school!...

TCA Charter Membership Pledge Collection

  Thank you to all who pledged by the June 30th deadline. We have good news: TCA has secured a fiscal sponsor! MarinLink will be processing pledge payments for TCA to ensure that all of you receive tax benefits for your generous pledges to TCA! We are truly grateful for your pledges, and belief in our...

Executive Director’s Message – August 2014

Greetings to all TCA members, donors and supporters! It’s been fun and a whirlwind over the past 60 days or so, getting to know the TCA community and leadership. The timing for me could not have been more perfect than in my second week, when I attended the World Taiko Gathering in Los Angeles. Wasn’t...

Meet Our New Executive Director!

WE HAVE A NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR! Bruce Davis was selected for his deep experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and growing a startup into a larger, sustainable organization. He is familiar with the taiko art form through his past roles as a presenter, producer, and funder in the San Francisco Bay Area.

TCA at the World Taiko Gathering

  TCA will be leading two sessions at this summer’s World Taiko Gathering (WTG) in Los Angeles! LEADERSHIP FORUM: Thursday, July 17 2:00-4:00 Location: Democracy Lab at the JANM National Center for the Preservation of Democracy Join TCA for an interactive session discussing financial, membership, artistic, and physical sustainability. TCA INFO SESSION: Friday,

Help TCA at the World Taiko Gathering

The Taiko Community Alliance will have a table in the Taiko Marketplace at the World Taiko Gathering (WTG). The World Taiko Gathering will be held July 17-20, 2014 at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in LA, and the TCA will be there to spread news about our organization and its various offerings (including...

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