Instructor of Taiko FUNdamentals, Yeeman Mui is dedicated to help create a more creative taiko classroom, while staying within the realms of the art of taiko. The workshop will explore teaching the art of taiko through the Orff approach. Also welcome music teacher who would like to introduce the art of taiko to their classroom and any curious souls who would like to explore creative ways to improve musicality!
December 17 – 18, 2016 (Sat – Sun)
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center – University of Maryland
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742
Registration Fee (Spaces are limited!)
Early-bird rate $195 applies until
NOVEMBER 17th November 21st!
After November 21st, standard rate is $235
by the end of the workshop, you will be able to
- teach a musical language that will make it easier for students to learn (especially for those with no musical background)
- utilize games and movement to help teach taiko concepts
- find new ways to help keep students engaged
- create a musical classroom which not only makes learning intricate pieces fun, but concentrates on group cohesiveness while playing “in the groove”
Come ready to participate! Workshops are highly interactive, as participants will take on the roll as students in the classroom. This involves dancing, playing percussion (and taiko drums), and singing. Discussion and questions will follow after each workshop session, as well as at the end of program. Total workshop hours for two days will be 10 hours.
Sample Workshop Schedule: (subject to change)
Saturday December 17
3:00pm-6:00pm (3 hours)
6:30pm – 9:30pm (3 hours)
Sunday December 18
10:30am-2:30pm (4 hours)
A performance created by TaikOrff 2016 Summer participants
Yeeman “ManMan” Mui Originally from Hong Kong, Manman graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2010 with an MPhil in Musicology. She is a dedicated taiko practitioner, performer and teacher. Since graduating from San Francisco International Orff, her vision is to continually find new ways to celebrate the essence of teaching of taiko through the mind, body and spirit. In 2012 and 2013, she was awarded a fellowship to study with Kenny Endo at the Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP). Since then she has been working as a performing member and teacher at TCP. Outside of TCP and Hong Kong, She has also taught at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI), curated the Youth Program at the North American Taiko Conference in Las Vegas 2015, and conducted a series of music teacher workshops in Macau 2015.