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Gail Nowels
Indiana, U.S.A.
David Sánchez Rivera
Zaragoza, Spain
MARCO CORREA
El Oro, Ecuador
RAFAEL MOLINA
Eagle Mountain, Utah
Eric Selby
Sterling, VA
Jose Carlos Losada
CADIZ, SPAIN.
Suat Borazan
Istanbul, Turkey
Eduardo Padua
Washington DC
Dominique Noel
Washington D.C.
Hugh Wilkinson
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Kevin Cruz
PERTH AMBOY, NJ
Adam Riviere
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Afrika Green
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Ahkeenu Musa
RENTON, WA
Alberto Marzano
LOS ANGELES, CA
Alberto Palenzuela Jr.
MIAMI, FL
Alberto Torres
SAN DIEGO, CA
Ameenah Kaplan
ATLANTA, GA
Andrea Ge
BOLOGNA, ITALY
Andrea Roncato
VENETO, ITALY
Antonio Guerrero
MIAMI, FL
Armando Montiel
MIAMI, FL
Arnaldo Silva
GUAYAMA, PUERTO RICO
Arnedo ‘Johnny’ Silva
MIAMI, FL
Arturo Sosa
PHOENIX, AZ
Arunrot Youamarin
BANGKOK, THAILAND
Asbjørn Sundal
OSLO, NORWAY
Benjamin Hans
NASHVILLE, TN
Bill Summers
NEW ORLEANS, CA
Bobby Escoto
LOS ANGELES, CA
Bradley Meyer
NACOGDOCHES, TX
Bradley Simmons
DURHAM, NC
Bronkar Lee
ATLANTA, GA
Carlo ‘Chiko’ Hernandez
MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Carlo Di Francesco
ROME, ITALY
Carlos Aguilar
CELAYA, MEXICO
Carlos Manstretta
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Célio De Carvalho
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Cesar Enrique Pena
SAN DIEGO, CA
Chad Patrick
REDLANDS, CA
Chanelsy Moniharapon
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
Charlie Chávez
SAN DIEGO, CA
Charlie Dilone
NEW YORK, NY
Chichito Renfigo
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Chris Wabich
LOS ANGELES, CA
Christian Vélez
RAEFORD, NC
Christopher Simpson
LOS ANGELES, CA
Clarice Cast
LOS ANGELES, CA
Daniel Belloso
MIAMI, FL
Danya Schwartz
SANTA BARBARA, CA
Denis Vilera
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Didier Mpondo
BANGKOK, THAILAND
Diego Chipitingo
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Don Jason ‘Deej’ Rodriguez
MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Eddie Toussaint
MONTREAL, CANADA
Eddy Portella
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Edgardo Conga
ATLANTA, GA
Edward Anton
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Eli ‘Lito’ Mateo
WORCESTER, MA
Eric Hines
CHICACO, IL
Eric Wiegmann
KYOTO, JAPAN
Erick Eugenio Sánchez Tovar
NUEVA ROSITA, MEXICO
Erik Smith
OSLO, NORWAY
Ernie Becquer
CHULA VISTA, CA
Eugenio Roberto Osario
QUEBEC, CANADA
Felipe Madingo Renfigo
ESSEN, GERMANY
Fernando Diaz
LOS ANGELES, CA
Fernando Pérez
GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
Finian Makepeace
ITHACA, NY
Firmann Salim
SINGAPORE
Francisco Medina Jr.
PUYALLUP, WA
Freddy Rodriguez
MCALLEN, TX
Gabor Dornyei
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Gabriel Grinta
LOS ANGELES, CA
George Balmaseda
ANAHEIM, CA
Gerardo Araujo
HOUSTON, TX
German Quintero
MIAMI, FL
Gilma Ospina
ARMENIA, COLOMBIA
Hector Lewis
KINGSTON, JAMAICA
Henderson Olivares
JACKSONVILLE, FL
Hermidez Benitez
MIAMI, FL
Howard Meneses
SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Inocente Alvarez
LOS ANGELES, CA
Isaac IkeBeat Arostigui
LOS ANGELES, CA
Ismael Cancel Villafañe
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Jacob Garcia
CHINO, CA
Jah-Amen Mobley
LOS ANGELES, CA
Javier Delgado
MIAMI, FL
Javier Peña
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Javier Saume Mazzei
CHICAO, IL
Jesse Joaquin Parker
SANTAFE, NM
Jesse Timbalon Perez
EAST HARTFORD, CT
Jhonny Bueno
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Jimmy Cruz
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Jin Seok Kwak
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Joaquin Nuñez Hidalgo
TORONTO, CANADA
Joel Pibo Márquez
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Jorge Torres
LAREDO, TX
Jose Bale
BUENO AIRES, ARGENTINA
Jose Fernandez
GRANADA HILLS, CA
Jose Montejano
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Juan Junior Perez
MILFORD, CT
Juan Manuel Cuello
VALLEDUPAR, COLOMBIA
Julian Pavone
SCARSDALE, NY
Kalani Das
LOS ANGELES, CA
Kalyan Pathak
CHICAGO, IL
Kornel Horvath
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Kovács A. Máté
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Larry McDonald
NEW YORK, NY
LaTreice V. Branson
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Leonardo Di Angilla
VENICE, ITALY
Leroy Greer
WASHINGTON, DC
Lerryns Hernandez
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Lilu Vilera
MIAMI, FL
Lindsay Rust
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Liu Teng
BEIJING, CHINA
Luca Scorziello
ROME, ITALY
Luis ‘El Pana’ Tovar
CALGARY, CANADA
Lukasz Kurzydło
BANGKOK, THAILAND
Łukasz Kurzydło
BANGKOK, THAILAND
Margie Tong
HONG KONG, CHINA
Mark Powers
PORTLAND, OR
Mark Stone
ROCHESTER, MI
Marlon Clark
LOS ANGELES, CA
Mat Hector
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Mateo Castano
HAVANA, CUBA
Mauricio Gonzalez
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Michael Blake
GRAND FORKS, ND
Michael Wrench
WILLIAMSPORT, PA
Miguel Angel Muller
PONTEVEDRA, SPAIN
Miguel Cortez Hernandez
MANILA, PHILIPPINES
Miguelito Casas
SANTIAGO, CHILE
Miguelito Cruz
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Mikel Urdy
CEDAR PARK, TX
Mongo Aaltonen
HELSINKI, FINLAND
Morist Jimenez Jr.
MIAMI, FL
Nate “Guido” Hughes
LAS VEGAS, NV
Noel Quintana
PITTSBURGH, PA
Omar Figueroa
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Osman Antunez
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Osvaldo Aviles Velez
CHICACO, IL
Paris Escovedo
LOS ANGELES, CA
Philip Seward
DEWITT, IA
Rafael ‘Rafaa Cuba’ Gonzalez
MIAMI, FL
Ralph Irizarry
BROOKLYN, NY
Reinaldo Araujo
HOUSTON, TX
Renzo Spiteri
VALLETTA, MALTA
Ricardo ‘Ricky’ Luis Carrido
ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Ricardo Flores
URBANA, IL
Ricardo Montiel
MIAMI, FL
Ricky Molina
LOS ANGELES, CA
Robert Fishbone
ST LOUIS, MO
Robert Vilera
MIAMI, FL
Robert Vilera Jr.
MIAMI, FL
Roberto Moreno
MIAMI, FL
Rolando Benavidez Jr.
RIO GRANDE, TX
Rolando Ramos
NEW YORK, NY
Sammy Warren
ATHENS, GA
Samuel Alamillo
SEATLLE, WA
Sergio Infante
SAN FERNANDO, MEXICO
Sergio Serna
MISSION, TX
Shannon Lacy
FLINT, MI
Shawn Kok
SINGAPORE
Siemy Di
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Silvestre Martinez
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Stacey Lamont Sydnor
LOS ANGELES, CA
Steve Campbell
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Steve Edwards
OAK PARK, IL
Steve Perkins
WASHINGTON, DC
Takanori Murakami
OSAKA, JAPAN
Tam ‘Tambor’ Sugayan Sr.
NEWARK, CA
Terry ‘Doc’ Handy
ORANGE PARK, FL
Toby Bender
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Tomasito Cruz
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Tommy Alvarado
LAS VEGAS, NV
Tommy Fernandez
NEW YORK, NY
Tonatiuh Hernandez
SANTA ANA, CA
Víctor Cardona
CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Victor Varela
ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA
Vito Perrini
NAPLES, ITALY
Wen Feng
CHANGSHA, CHINA
Wilfredo Hernandez
ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Yamil Conga
NASHVILLE, TN
Yoel Del Sol
MIAMI, FL
Zhang Weixue
BEIJING, CHINA

Gail Nowels

Indiana, U.S.A.
Gail Nowels has over 20 years experience playing different forms of percussion from around the world. Gail specializes in Japanese taiko drumming and currently performs with Southern Indiana Taiko throughout Indiana and the Midwest. Education:  Gail received her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry with a minor in Biology at the University of Southern Maine. She completed her Masters degree in Physics Education at Ball State University in 1997. In 2018, Gail studied taiko in Japan under various Taiko masters including Jige Akemi, founder of Hono Odaiko and instructor at Asano Taiko in Japan; Watanabe Sensei of Amanojaku in Tokyo; Masaru Tsuji, former 20 year member of Kodo, and various other teachers at Hibikus Yokohama, a Miyamoto Unosuke Shoten taiko school in Japan. In 2018 she also traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii to study at the Taiko Center of the Pacific under Kenny Endo. Gail was introduced to the Yodan and Nidan style by Eri Ishizuka at the East Coast Taiko Conference in 2019. Gail currently studies with Rome Hamner of South Bay Beat Institute in San Jose California and Eddie Yates, founder of Wadaiko Gouken in Ohio, who studied under sensei Daigoro Aska of Aska Gumi in Nara Japan. Taiko Life Gail retired in 2019 after teaching 27 years of  high school physics.  During her career, she enjoyed connecting her knowledge of physics and sound to her passion, taiko drumming.  Her students built and played different forms of percussion including shime and katsugi style drums. Gail currently conducts workshops, teaches, directs, and performs with Southern Indiana Taiko.  She arranges and choreographs all the group's performances. The group performs at corporate and private events, street fairs, festivals, libraries, and schools. She designs and makes all of the groups costumes and has built many of their taiko drums, maintains them and supplies the group with many of their bachi. She also designs and constructs carrying cases for all their drums and equipment. She holds weekly taiko classes for “littles”, “tweens & teens”, and adults and leads monthly community drumming workshops.
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