Noriko Sugiyama

International Residency Performer, Instructor, and Gintenkai Premier Performance Unit Member

 

Noriko Sugiyama earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Keihin Women’s University in March 1985. Upon graduation, she started her career as a professional teacher at various public schools specializing in music education. In the early 90’s, Ms. Sugiyama became interested in traditional taiko performance, and joined Ayutsubo Daiko, a local taiko preservation and performance group in Shizuoka, Japan. Through training and studies at Ayutsubo Daiko, Tsukasa Taiko, and the Japan Taiko Federation for nearly twenty years, Ms. Sugiyama became an expert taiko performer and instructor.

In 2009, Ms. Sugiyama first performed with Tsukasa Taiko in the “Taiko Legacy 6” concert. In addition, combining her teaching skills and knowledge of historical and cultural aspects of taiko, Ms. Sugiyama has become an outstanding lecturer on taiko history and an expert trainer on all aspects of authentic taiko performance, from playing to vocalizing to costuming.

As International Residency Performer and Instructor os Tsukasa Taiko, Ms. Sugiyama travels back and forth between the U.S. and Japan, maintaining the link to Japanese cultural tradition fundamental to our
mission.

杉山典子

京浜女子大学にて教育学を学び1985年に卒業後、公立学校で教員として音楽を含めるすべての教科を教え始めた。90年代初頭、静岡県の太鼓保存会、鮎壺太鼓にて太鼓活動を始め、鮎壺太鼓・司太鼓・日本太鼓連盟で計20年程研鑽を積み、太鼓演奏者・指導者として今に至っている。
 
司太鼓では、2009年の太鼓レガシーでコンサートの初舞台を踏んだ。加えて、教員経験を生かした指導方法や日本の歴史や文化についての知識教養に基づき、太鼓の歴史は元より演奏方法・正しい日本語の語学教授・衣装の着方等を伝えている。
 
アメリカでの在住許可を持っている日本からの太鼓演奏者・指導者として、日本とアメリカを行き来し、司太鼓の重要な使命である日本の伝統文化継承に貢献している。
 

 

 

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