It was an honor to virtually journey to Japan with TAIKOPROJECT (The Music Center) during our 12th Annual Music Unites the World Festival. Inspired by TAIKOPROJECT's performance, ETM-LA Instructional Supervisor & Music Teacher Tiffiny Reckley used taiko drumming in her music lesson to learn about AAPI Heritage Month at ETM-LA partner school Oak Street Elementary.
Additionally, ETM-LA Music Teachers Dominick Mustacato and Westley Steele taught an uplifting Bollywood song and dance at ETM-LA partner school Rio Vista Elementary. The students were excited to perform their dance for friends and family to celebrate the month.
Thank you, TAIKOPROJECT (The Music Center), for the inspiring taiko drumming performance and lesson!
In honor of celebrating the AAPI community year-round, we are shining a spotlight on the ways our music teachers and partner schools are recognizing AAPI artists, culture, and history with their students.Read More
"Educators and caregivers need to be intentional about creating space for the voices and stories of Asian and Pacific Islanders (APIs) because these communities are not often included in school curriculum, home libraries or children’s media." Read More
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