Youth Taiko and Fort Wayne Taiko Member
Jackie has been making music and performing since she was 10 years old when she started playing trumpet in grade-school band. That love of music turned into her career when she became a Music Therapist in 1985. She started taking Taiko classes with her sister Chris in April of 2006 as a fun “sister thing” to do together. Jackie was inspired to compose her first song after seeing San Jose Taiko perform in Indianapolis. She has trained with John Yost and San Jose Taiko and attended Taiko Camp 2008, studying with Seiichi Tanaka, Kenny Endo, Jeanne Mercer and Russel Baba. Jackie has been teaching outreach with the FWDC since 2009.