Everyday Education: Taiko Drumming Keeps Kids In School - Pisgah Forest, NC


December 11, 2017

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DRS Taiko drummers perform at Brevard College.

"I tell everyone that Taiko drumming at Davidson River is the only reason I am still in school and will graduate this semester!" said Chris Alley's student assistant.

Alley is the music teacher and has been the Taiko instructor at Davidson River School for four years.

Taiko is an ancient Japanese drumming style. In the l950s a more modern version of Taiko was developed in Japan. Since then, it has experienced phenomenal growth in Japan, in the larger performance world – and most certainly at Davidson River School.

Taiko drumming has been offered at DRS since 2005. This year, there a...

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