Members

Taiko Tides is advised by Joe and Nagase Sensei.

Instructors: Nagase sensei and Joe sensei

(In progress)

“Taiko is based on the art of traditional Japanese drumming. It has evolved into an exciting art form that is part rhythm, part form, and all energy. Using creativity, many aspects of Japanese culture can be incorporated. We stress the basics of respect; respect for our instructors, our fellow taiko players, the drums, and the art form. Through working hard to perfect one’s technique as individual musicians and as an ensemble, the group members come to develop a friendship and deeper understanding of eachother. This is perhaps the ultimate goal. Through the power of the drums, we come to break down barriers and develop a positive energy that embodies the spirit of taiko. ”

Alyssa Abraham

Alyssa has been a member since Fall 2006. She has had several pervious executive board positions as secretary (2007-2008), treasurer (2009-2010), president (2010-2011), and vice president (Fall 2011). She majored in linguistics at Stony Brook University.

“Taiko is family! o(^o^)o”

Susan Campos

Susan is the vice president of Spring 2012 and has been a member since Fall 2010. She is majoring in Chemistry and is a MBA student at Stony Brook University Class of 2012.

“Taiko is a learning experience and gives people the opportunity to express themselves. As we progress towards working as team, I made many cherishable memories and friends because of taiko.”

Dan DiLauro

Dan is the president for the academic year 2011-2012 and was the treasurer in the academic year 2010- 2011. He has been a member since Fall 2009 and is majoring in Linguistics and Japanese at Stony Brook University.

“Taiko is a way to bond with others through Japanese music and common interests. It brings everyone together. The Taiko community is really one big family.”

Kai Dix

Kai is the secretary for the academic year 2011-2012. She has a been a member since Fall 2011 and is majoring in psychology and anthropology at Stony Brook University Class of 2013.

“It’s a place to meet friends and enjoy myself during college. Taiko is also a way to help me find myself and to enjoy music.”

Steven Gerogianis

Steven has been a member since Fall 2009 and is majoring in English literature at Stony Brook University.

“A great way to dedicate one’s time, mind, and body to a pursuit of a technique.”

Saki Horikoshi

Saki has been a member since Spring 2012 and is also an exchange student from Waseda University, Japan. She also had previous experience as a percussionist for 3 years.

“Taiko means expressing self! Fun ♪”

Akisato Ito

Aki has been a member since Fall 2012. He is an exchange student from Waseda University, Japan studying liberal arts.

“Taiko is the most interesting traditional culture of my home country.”

Danielle Kenon

Danielle has been a member since Spring 2010. She studied Linguistics and Korean Studies at Stony Brook University Class of 2011.

"Taiko Tides is my true home. It's the only place where I can be myself, be surrounded by awesome people, have fun and work hard all at the same time. I'm out of the country right now but I'm homesick for Taiko. I miss you guys!"

Samuel Everett LaFleur

Sam is the treasurer for the academic year 2011-2012. He has been a member since Fall 2010 and is majoring in mathematics at Stony Brook University, Class of 2014.

“Taiko is the art of Japanese Drumming. It is the intersection of Discipline and creativity. The people at Taiko are rad. Check us out on Youtube.”

Fanny Shao

Fanny has been a member since Fall 2006. She doubled majored Biology and Anthropology at Stony Brook Class of 2011.

“Taiko is an art form that involves grace and strength. Over the years, it’s become something that I cherish greatly, not only for its form, but also for the people I get to meet and play with every time.”

Chisa Tachibana

Chisa has been a member since Fall 2011. She is an exchange student from Waseda University, Japan and is studying linguistics.

“Taiko is Fun :)”

Melani Grace Giban Tiongson

Melani has been a member since Fall 2010 (“but it feels like a lifetime <3”) and she is a double major in English and psychology at Stony Brook University Class of 2013.

“Taiko is more than just a club to me. They are my family, friends, and teachers. An experience like this is simply irreplaceable.”


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Header images taken from the Asian American E-Zine.