Our Awesome Taiko Workshop with Moko-sensei!

Thank you so much for coming to our Taiko Workshop. It is always a pleasure to be with you and most importantly, the kids enjoyed the lesson that we all had with Moko-sensei. The Taiko drums really gave us a good and positive atmosphere. The kids were so interested and some parents were actually even planning on signing up for Moko-sensei’s Taiko session. The rhythm patterns were very easy and the activities that Moko-sensei taught us today were very helpful with our Taiko playing. Reina-sensei and Kaitlyn-sensei were also there to assist her and they were kind to us too. They have been playing Taiko for a very long time and we think that it was really nice to learn more from them. We hope that you spent your Golden Week with much more love and blessing. It was a great time to relax and enjoy Tokyo as much as we could. And our Taiko workshop helped us a lot to start our week with a wonderful rhythm of percussion and drums. We simply enjoyed every minute of it. We did some warm up exercises by sitting down with our parents and raising our hands up and down. Moko-sensei also taught us how to hold our drumsticks correctly. And then, we started beating slowly and then fast. We could also do some varied actions for our Taiko drum and it was always lovely to be with our parents and enjoy this special moment with them.

So, again, we would like to thank all the parents who came in and join the Taiko workshop. It is always our pleasure to spend time and know more about you. No wonder that the Buds class students are so lovely because you have set a marvelous example for them.

Thank you Moko-sensei, Reina-sensei and Kaitlyn-sensei! We hope that we could have more Taiko sessions with you. Thank you Ohana for the amazing Taiko experience too! Please enjoy the pictures below.

When we went back to our classroom, we said goodbye to our parents. It was a bit challenging to part with them but when we realized that there’s so many fun things that we could do in class, we started playing with one another and appreciate what we could read in the library. John also did a puppet show about being safe in the classroom. We then understood that it’s always important to observe safety and not always jump in the library.

Lots of love,

John, Sayaka and Maki