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Makoto Taiko Concert: Saturday, May 6th at 7pm at Arcadia Performing Arts Center

Please mark your calendars for our rehearsals for all concert performers.  For now, plan on setting aside the entire block of time listed. The detailed schedule of each rehearsal day will be released closer to the dates. 

1) Rehearsal Location: Clairbourn School, 8400 Huntington Dr. San Gabriel, CA
   - Date: Sunday, 4/9 at 12:30pm-4pm (Rapids, Shobayashi, Basebeat, Yodan)

2) Rehearsal Location: 595 Lincoln Ave. Pasadena, CA 91103
   - Date: Sunday, 4/23 at 12:30pm (volunteers in the volunteer pieces, AI, Koji, Instrumentals, muscle team/transition crew.)
   - Date: Sunday, 4/30 at 12:30pm-4pm (Final Ensemble Rehearsal)

This year Makoto Taiko is creating TWO songs that will feature all the volunteers who help behind the scenes to support Makoto Taiko’s operations.  

The first is a traditional piece in which members will work directly with Eien on.  It is called Edo Bayashi and has a unique, traditional feel.  

The second piece will be an encore piece at the concert led by Carole, Marchele, Elaine, and Jen.  Practice will be every Saturday, 2-3:20pm.  If you are interested and are looking for a way to volunteer and be part of these projects, please email us and check out the job signup sheet in the studio.

 2017 RISE Concert T-shirts


The above T-shirts were designed by one of our talented members, Carole Kim.  She will hang sample T's at the studio for sizing purposes.  We are using a new brand for the men's T so make sure to confirm your shirt size with these samples.  Larger sizes are available though there will be no sample at the studio for them: women's 2X and men's 3X.  

Orders for this year's Makoto Taiko T-shirt must be placed by April 11th at: www.ra-di-ant.com.

Every year we rely on generous volunteers to help us put on our concert and ensure it runs smoothly. 

We expect all Makoto Taiko members ‚Äčto volunteer in some capacity. If you have friends & family who would like to volunteer and/or have special talents (videography, photography, carpentry, etc), please encourage them to volunteer as well. 

Guest Artist
Our Guest Artist this year is Eien Hunter-Ishikawa

Eien’s blog (taiko, music, food, interviews, etc.)


Suzuki sensei page


Eien’s online lessons offerings


Tip sheets


Instructional video previews


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Eien Hunter-Ishikawa, BMusEd, MMus Performance
Performer, Instructor, Composer

Portland, OR

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