Saturday, February 29

Master Taiko Class with HERbeat artist Naomi Guilbert

Master Classes & Workshops, Ordway Music Theater

To RSVP, call 651.282.3115 or secure your spot online

Advanced registration required.

No experience necessary
FREE! | Ages 10+
Maximum attendance: 30

Experience taiko first-hand! Learn basic taiko form (kata), rhythms, and history on stage in this special two-hour introductory master class led by HERbeat artist Naomi Guilbert of Fubuki Daiko, Winnipeg.

Lessons can be modified to suit different abilities as long as participant has the strength and coordination of upper body to strike the drums. Please bring indoor shoes and remove jewelry.


American Sign Language Accessibility Icon ASL-interpretation provided


About the Instructor
Naomi Guilbert, Fubuki Daiko (Winnipeg, Canada)

Naomi Guilbert

Naomi Guilbert is a writer who set aside writing in 1995 to focus on music when she co-founded the Winnipeg based professional taiko group Fubuki Daiko with her husband, Hiroshi Koshiyama. In 2001, the group’s self-titled CD received a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental recording. Guilbert received her formative training with Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka and the San Francisco Taiko Dojo where she was also an instructor. She has since gone on to perform and teach across North America with Fubuki Daiko. One of the group’s principal composers, she has also collaborated with many other artists including The Winnipeg Singers, The Northern Plains Ballet Company, Absent Sound, Ron Paley, Moses Mayes, Mu Daiko and Enso Daiko. Compositions include “Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride” with Hiroshi Koshiyama and “Under the Same Sky” with Phoebe Man in 1996, “Yorokobi” in 1998, “She Had Some Horses” from the poem by Joy Harjo used with permission in 1999/2014, “Zanshin” in 2002, “Z’étoile” in 2009, “Yokoso” with Hiroshi Koshiyama in 2010, and “Convergence” with Hiroshi Koshiyama in 2017.  In 2010, Guilbert was Deep Bay Artist-in-Residence at Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. She has been a featured guest artist with Ensō Daiko many times over the years including appearances at the Southern Theater, Minnesota Fringe, Minnesota Taiko Festival, and TaikoArts Midwest’s Taiko Tuesday concert series.


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