Celebrating Our Members

A lot of different flowers make a bouquet.

– Islamic Proverb

OMNY Taiko is comprised of members of various ages, ethnicities, religions, and life experiences. We celebrate our diversity and ability to bring together different cultures in order to create beautiful art.

Current Performing Members:
Crystal Lau (since 2006)
Subaru Honge (since 2010)
Ohmar Bogle (since 2011)
Greg Valure (since 2012)
JJ DelSerra (since 2012)
Eyal Bar-David (since 2012)
Clare Wilson (since 2015)
Joe Narkevic (since 2018)
Jill Hopfield (since 2018)

Past Members: Yvonne Chen, Joseph Chung, Linda Lam, Tony Tan, Kazuma Ban, Mai Ling, Keith Tonnessen, Scott Palma, Dan Hsu, Timothy Yung, Belinda Lai, Jonathan Sayres, Nora Au, Omari Matthew, Linda Shum

Koji Nakamura, Head Instructor
Our sensei and Shumei National Taiko Director, Koji Nakamura, originally studied taiko under Ondekoza before establishing the Shumei Taiko Ensemble. He won a Grammy Award in 2007 for his work on Paul Winter’s album, “Crestone.” Koji-sensei is currently based in Los Angeles and travels regularly throughout the country to teach taiko.

Crystal Lau, Creative Director

JJ DelSerra, Instructor

Eyal Bar-David, Instructor