Kelsey Furuta

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Kelsey began playing taiko at age 10 with Tsunami Taiko of Seattle, Washington, the first children's taiko group in the Pacific Northwest. Since then, she was an original cast member of the L.A. based professional ensemble TAIKOPROJECT, a performer with Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble in Honolulu, Hawaii, and an instructor at Endo's school, Taiko Center of the Pacific. Currently, Kelsey is on artistic staff with Portland Taiko, and directs their youth group, Tanuki Taiko.