What is kumidaiko?

Kumidaiko is the modern art of taiko (Japanese drum) ensemble, in which a group of players use various percussion (and melodic) instruments to create music and foster community.

What do you do?

I drum with Godaiko Drummers, Sakura Japanese Instrumental Group, and the Great Lakes Taiko Center Collective. Previously, I lead the University of Chicago’s taiko ensemble, Kojō Daiko.

Where can I learn more?

There are taiko groups all over the U.S., and many offer lessons! Here in Michigan, classes and activities are availabe through the Great Lakes Taiko Center.

I am also available to provide private instruction virtually or in-person. Send me an email at mathew AT mathewkramer.io and we can set something up!