About the Artist
Kazuyo Ito was trained by Taiko masters Takemasa Ishikura in Florida and Jyotaro Yoshimura in Japan. She has performed with Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble in CA, and Matsuriza at Walt Disney World. She currently teaches three youth ensembles.
The ideal environment for learning Taiko is one where there is mutual respect and support, a sense of community, and an atmosphere where one is eager to stretch ones capabilities, try new things, and feel free to explore and create.
"I watched students go from being very out of their element to coming together and performing an actual piece. Many students excelled." --5th grade teacher, PPS