Taiko Drumming Instructor
Holly Hykawy is a performing member of Midnight Taiko Kai, a community group of performance based Japanese drummers in Calgary. Combining her passion of Japanese Taiko drumming with her love of teaching, she strives to bring the joy of music making to all ages. With a bachelor's degree in Education from University of Alberta, Holly taught in the public school system for six years before founding Best Beginnings Educational Consulting. For eleven years she taught Kindermusik to hundreds of children in the Calgary area. Her musical experiences reach back to her youth and include various community choirs, jazz choirs, flute and piano. She pursues her interest in early childhood development through her involvement with Calgary First 2000 Days as a volunteer and various International and Regional Conferences from Kindermusik International, in Orff and Kodály pedagogy, and through the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association of which she is a past Northwest Regional Representative.