Wisa Uemura began playing taiko in 1993 with Stanford Taiko. She began training with San Jose Taiko in 1998 and became a member of the full-time staff in 1999. Wisa performs nationally and internationally in concerts, residencies, and festivals, composes original works, and leads SJT's company rehearsals, public workshops, and master classes. Highlights of her taiko experience have included teaching and coordinating SJT's Junior Taiko and school outreach programs and serving as lead instructor for the annual Summer Taiko at Stanford Camp. Wisa is originally from Kula, Maui, HI. She took over the role of Executive Director in 2011.