Taiko Drumming and the Musical Instruments of Asia


Explore the fascinating cultures of the Far East through exciting performances and an interactive lecture that showcases the mesmerizing Taiko drum, beautiful bamboo wind instruments and the unique percussion instruments of Japan, China, Korea, and Vietnam. This program included hands on drumming for up to 50 participants.

The adventure of music can begin at your library as we explore the geography and science of these instruments; where they are from, how the use of native resources affects how they are made and played, how these instruments overlap with those of other cultures. Using leading questions and audience participation to facilitate further involvement in the learning process, the audience is encouraged to predict how instruments are played and analyze the result of their predictions.

Children and adults alike are fascinated by other cultures; their similarities, differences and what we can learn from each other. Music creates community as well as encourages cultural diversity. Introducing these unique instruments to children and adults provides a wonderful opportunity to explore, identify, understand, and ultimately create a link between the peoples of the world. “Taiko Drumming and the Musical Instruments of Asia” incorporates demonstration, lecture, audience participation and hands on with instruments that further encourages the audience to learn more about the culture, society, and science of these unique instruments.

Additional Information

Contact Person

Eileen Morgan

Email Address


Work Phone Number



2125 West Augusta Avenue





Program Type

Educational, musical, participatory and fun, Eileen Morgan's program covers all the bases for a memorable and motivating experience. Touching on the science and geography of the instruments, the interconnectedness of cultures of the far East, this program

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Travel Range

Willing to perform in the following counties:

  • Apache
  • Cochise
  • Coconino
  • Gila
  • Graham
  • Greenlee
  • La Paz
  • Maricopa
  • Mohave
  • Navajo
  • Pima
  • Pinal
  • Santa Cruz
  • Yavapai
  • Yuma

Willing to work with libraries?


Willing to work with schools?


Library References

Christy Valentine
Fountain Hills Library
(602) 652-3252

Michelle Hjorting
Prescott Valley Public Library
(928) 856-7191

Jessie Spaulding
Scottsdale Civic Center Library
(480) 312-3206

Victoria Williams, After-school Academy Coordinator
Washington Elementary District
(602) 347-2833

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Offers a Virtual Performance Option?


Virtual Performance Description

Performance of over 20 unique instruments, including their history, construction, sound production and cultural significance create an interactive and exciting presentation.

This program includes audience participation in creating music with found objects, challenging self to produce unique sounds and rhythms will working with the presenter, Eileen Morgan to create music, while learning about other cultures and history.

Viewing Limits/Parameters

No limitations, facebook live, google-meets, open to all

Virtual Performance Fee


Virtual Performance Technical Needs

open space, minimum 10′ x 20′ for equipment. One 6-8′ table. Microphone and stand if over 100 audience members

Special Notes

For libraries outside of the Phoenix metro area, fees usually range between $700 and $900 depending on distance but are negotiable.  A $100 discount will be applied to each performance for multiple shows in the same vicinity on the same day.  Coordinate with nearby libraries to bundle and save!

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