Tony Nguyen was introduced to the clarinet at the age of eleven and quickly developed a passion for music. He continued his studies throughout high school where he played clarinet, viola, and tenor sax in various ensembles and became extremely active within the musical community. He decided to pursue his musical studies at the University of Toronto in Music Education, where he enrolled in the taiko drumming course taught by Kiyoshi Nagata. Instantly, he became interested in the art form and kept taking taiko courses at the Nagata Shachu studio. Tony is now studying at York University in hopes to become a music educator, while continuing to develop his taiko playing.