The workshop started with a brief history of taiko by Alan Okada, one of the founding members of Soh Daiko, and a short demonstration of the drums and other instruments. The participants limbered up with a stretch and then cardio workout including push ups and sit ups which quickly warmed everyone up. Aya Ino then taught stance, basic hitting, and other techniques to create powerful sounds. Miyuki Rivera followed up the session with a breakdown of Soh Daiko’s version of Matsuri and the participants were taught artistic movements to add onto the rhythm. Finally, participants had a chance to play Matsuri with Soh Daiko members, which culminated in wonderful solos by all the attendees! Soh Daiko was thrilled to share this experience with this great group of drummers and we hope to see them all again!