If you play taiko, you're likely going to be performing on stage too. But getting shows can be difficult. In this podcast, Isaku Kageyama and I give some tips on how to get your gigs, as well as how to prepare for them.
How do you promote yourself? What is the best time and place to network? Once you have a show booked, how do you make sure that you are ready? What do you do in the hours leading up to showtime? We answer these questions and more in this episode. Enjoy!
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This episode was recorded in Japan, where many people were recently made victim to the earthquake and consequent tsunamis. Our hearts and support go out to all those affected by earthquake and the consequent disasters. We pray for the safety of all, including those who have left home to go and help. There's many ways we can all help too- some ideas have been suggested in this blog. Please see the links below to donate to the Red Cross, who are currently running relief efforts in northern Japan.
Episode 3 related info:
-American Red Cross
-Japan Red Cross Society