Team Building with Taiko
Presented by Odaiko Sonora and eWorld Learning, Inc.
Taiko is a natural vehicle for team building. The same elements that create a successful taiko performance are those necessary for any successful team endeavor: cooperation, communication, trust, and hard work!
Odaiko Sonora, has teamed with Dr. Andrea Edmundson of eWorld Learning, Inc. to create an energizing and unique team building workshop. In the sessions, designed for trainers, project managers, and team leaders, Dr. Edmundson aligns the principles behind a good taiko drumming performance with the stages of team development. We then explore how team members and leaders can maximize team development to achieve an outstanding team "performance."
is the artistic, powerful, and physically demanding discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming.
Taiko combines rhythm, movement, and melody into a thrilling spectacle that delights audiences.
Taiko Team Building is a unique experience that will lead to lasting change in your organization.
Participants learn and develop teamwork skills by doing, not by passively sitting and listening to another presenter, or taking yet another personality test. Taiko Team Building provides group challenges that parallel situations faced in everyday work situations.
Odaiko Sonora has standard team building sessions that can benefit any company. Alternatively, our professional facilitators can meet with you to identify specific issues that need to be addressed in your organization, crafting a session customized to your team's needs.
The session itself can be held at our spacious studio near downtown Tucson, Arizona or we can come to your site. We will provide all necessary equipment. Participants do not need a high level of physical fitness. The only limitation: the session must be held at a location where it’s okay to make a lot of noise!
Team Building isn’t the only way taiko can benefit your company.
Drumming activities are a fantastic way to rejuvenate people during lengthy meetings, and can add as little as 30 minutes to your agenda. Taiko activities are also a fun, constructive addition to trade shows, seminars, retreats, and conferences.
About Odaiko Sonora
Odaiko Sonora is Tucson's premier taiko, or Japanese ensemble drumming, group. Serving southern AZ since May 2002, Odaiko Sonora is dedicated to increasing familiarity with and understanding of taiko in our community. Odaiko Sonora is also dedicated to offering our region the finest taiko performance possible. We do this for over 30,000 people each year through classes and master workshops, performances, school residencies, teambuilding workshops, and producing concerts by internationally acclaimed taiko artists. The group was honored with a 2007 Lumie (Tucson Pima Arts and Business Award) and chosen to perform at the opening of the 2009 Rose Parade. www.tucsontaiko.org
About Dr. Andrea Edmundson, CPLP
Dr. Edmundson has worked extensively in the field of training and professional development, both locally and internationally. She has served several years as President of the local chapter of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). In addition to having a doctoral degree in Education, Dr. Edmundson is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). For Odaiko Sonora, she will be applying her skills to the development and promotion of corporate workshops that incorporate Taiko drumming into the curricula. Dr. Edmundson was nominated to the Top 30 Women of Influence in 2009 by Inside Tucson Business.
About Rome Hamner
Rome Hamner, MPA, is one of the founders of Odaiko Sonora. She brings a strong background in administration, facilitation and project planning to the organization, as well as a wealth of experience in making taiko accessible to novice players. She was recognized as one of Tucson’s up and coming young professionals in 2007 with the Tucson Business Edge Top 40 Under 40 award. She has performed and taught taiko since 2000. Her training includes study with some of the most famous taiko masters in the world, including members of KODO and NEA Heritage Award Recipient Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka.
About Karen Lee Falkenstrom
Karen Lee Falkenstrom, the other founder of Odaiko Sonora, has 26 years of experience in arts administration and education, event coordination and community building through the arts. She is dedicated to serving and increasing understanding of Asian Pacific American communities and culture, for which she was recognized with the 2008 Pan Asian Community Alliance's Woman of the Year Award. In 2009, Karen received the prestigious Arizona Arts Award from the Community Foundation for Southern AZ. Karen has played taiko since 2000, studying mainly with Tiffany Tamaribuchi of Sacramento Taiko Dan and with San Jose Taiko. She helped produce and served as Road Manager for three U.S. tours by the internationally acclaimed taiko group Shidara.
To learn more, contact Andrea Edmundson (520) 245-5116 or Rome Hamner (520) 461-5922, email@example.com