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Taiko classes drum up confidence, agility and more for Hawaii students

  • Jamm Aquino / jaquino@staradvertiser.com

    Physical fitness, weight loss, concentration, cultural and musical knowledge, confidence, movement and agility are among the benefits that taiko drumming provide.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Taiko students Carol Egan, 80, Carolyn Adler, 73, and Brenda Nakamoto, 62, practiced their drumming during a March 4 class at Washington Intermediate School in Moiliili.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Chizuko Endo, left, leads students during a taiko drumming class on Monday, March 4, 2019 at Washington Intermediate School in Moiliili.

At age 80, Carol Egan is always taking up new challenges to keep her brain and body active. She’s learning three languages: Hawaiian, French and Italian. She loves to dance hula and tap. Read more

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