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Odaiko New England

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Junko Kobayashi has over 15 years of experience delighting school and community audiences as a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Massachusetts. She is the Artistic Director of Odaiko New England, a non-profit performing arts group dedicated to sharing their love and passion of the taiko art form. Junko is also a performing member of Taikoza, an international touring group based in New York. She has studied taiko with many taiko masters including Elaine Fong, Mark H Rooney, Kenny Endo, Tiffany Tamarabuchi, Kaoru Watanabe, Kris Bergstrom and Marco Lienhard.  A trained percussionist, Junko has also worked for musical instrument companies such as Kurzweil, SoniVox, and Alesis as a sound designer, designing drum and percussion sounds,



Programs by Odaiko New England

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Japanese Taiko Drumming Workshop: Culture, Movement and Music

Taiko, or Japanese drumming, is a powerful and joyful art form involving rhythm, movement, and vocalizing. In this highly interactive workshop students will experience traditional Japanese practices and philosophies while learning a taiko song...


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Type of Organization

Performing Arts


Junko Kobayashi
12 Carver Street
Somerville Massachusetts 02143
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of Odaiko New England cover:

Social and Emotional Learning( SEL)
Community Interests
Foreign/World Languages
Health/Physical Education
Performing Arts
Character Education
Problem Solving
Instructional Programs