Taiko Drumming Master Class

Taiko Drumming Master Class

With Ken Koshio and Carolyn Koebel

October 19, 2019
Two sessions: 10:00 AM & 11:30 AM

Kalamazoo College – Light Fine Arts Building

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Online sales close two hours before the show. Tickets are ALWAYS available at the door!

10/14 UPDATE: The adult class proved more popular than we anticipated, so we’ve decided to open up the 10:00 AM session to all ages! All previous registrations will be honored. If you are a current ticketholder and would like to switch your time, please let us know ASAP at info@ccmusicfest.com. LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE!

10/3 UPDATE: Our teen/adult class is currently full. If you would like to be placed on a cancellation/waitlist, please send an email with your name and phone number to info@ccmusicfest.com. If additional sessions become available, we will contact you.


Students of all ages can learn the Japanese art of Taiko drumming in this master class. There will be two sessions: a youth class for ages 7-12 from 10:00 – 11:15 AM, and a teen/adult class from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Class size is limited, pre-registration is required.

Born in Nagoya, Japan, Ken Koshio is a Phoenix-based drummer, singer and songwriter. Koshio has performed all over the world, and he was the first person outside of Japan to receive a certified teaching license of Hiroshima Jidaiko (indigenous Taiko drum) from the Hiroshima Preservation Society.

Carolyn Koebel has been exploring rhythm and vibration for the past thirty years. She holds degrees of distinction in music therapy and percussion studies from Western Michigan University and Michigan State University. Much of her work focuses on rhythm-based music therapy and music for personal transformation and Spiritual connection.

Venue Information

Kalamazoo College – Light Fine Arts Building
Corner of Academy & Thompson Streets, Kalamazoo, MI

  Directions to Venue

Ticket Information


Youth Class (Ages 7-12)



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