Born and raised on the Big Island of Hawai’i, Fred Visaya Jr. started his taiko career in 2010 with Puna Taiko, where he began honing skills in performance, instruction, composition and stage direction. While attending school in Tokyo, he furthered his taiko studies under Tosha Kiyonari while performing with Nihon Taiko Dojo.
After graduating from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, he briefly studied with Manoa Taiko in Honolulu before moving to California in 2020 to study and pursue taiko.
At present, Fred is an instructor at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute and a performing member of UnitOne - taiko group based at Asano Taiko U.S.
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