JAID - Japan Artists Information Directory

Esther E. Vandecar

Instrument/Discipline: Taiko (all sizes), Horagai, Chappa, Chan Chiki /Kumi Daiko ensembles
Performs with: Michigan Hiryu Daiko (Michigan Flying Dragon Taiko)

Home Address: 2232 Parkview Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Cell Phone: 269-491-7071

Employment: Kalamazoo College
Work Address: As above
Work Phone: As above
Email 1: Esther.TaikoMI@att.net
Email 2: esther@taikoaz.com
Website 1: www.taikomichigan.com
Website 2: www.taikoaz.com

Do you teach? Yes                               

Do you perform? Yes

Additional information:

Esther Vandecar teaches at Kalamazoo College (the first taiko team in Michigan), Western Michigan University, and does residencies in elementary schools, community college music programs, and privately. She has also taught taiko in Japan and all over the U. S., including a stint at the Tabuchi Theater in Branson, MO. She was a professional taiko performer in Japan for a year, and in Arizona and all over the southwest United States from 1992 until her retirement from professional performing in 2011.