with Academy Fellow Alan Núñez
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Like the idea of hitting things without getting in trouble? Join us for a session of laughter, drumming, and joy. “Taiko” means drum in Japanese, and Alan describes taiko drumming as “51% music and 49% movement.” Everyone is welcome, especially those who think they’re not musical, because we’re eager to put that false assumption to rest.
Academy Fellow Alan Núñez has worked as an administrator, evaluator, and teaching artist with New York City Opera, Juilliard, and the New York Philharmonic, and presented for the Kennedy Center, and for the New York State Council on the Arts. As founder of Boundless Learners, Alan has worked in general and special-needs classrooms for more than fifteen years with DreamYard, Lifetime Arts, and Marquis Studios. He is on staff at Andover Bread Loaf, a summer workshop for students and progressively minded educators, and has taught with ABL in India, Pakistan, and El Salvador. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar in 2017, 2020, and 2021. This is his eighth year teaching at Academy of the City Charter School and is the music teacher at their middle school in Astoria.