Artistic Name:
David Howland
David Howland
talestallandsmall (at)
Phone number:
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

David Howland is a professional storyteller and arts educator providing unique integrated arts story shows for children and families using a variety of techniques, including traditional and original tales in the Bardic style with Celtic harp, Japanese Kamishibai, Victorian magic lantern (using authentic lanterns and slides), and Indonesian shadow puppets (Wayang Kulit).

He is also available for storytelling workshops and events internationally.

C.V. / Resume:

David Howland holds Bachelor of Arts (B.A. with honors) and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degrees from the State University of New York. His academic concentrations include education, linguistics and literature, classical studies, and musical theater. He has lived in Japan now for a total of 19 years, and has traveled the world listening to and learning stories.

David has delighted children primarily in international schools in Japan with stories and music inside and outside the classroom. He is also a professional musician, and is interested in the relationship of storytelling and music, which he owes to his many years in the theater.

As an artist/educator, David is interested in fostering and developing creativity in children. He has published in the field of Multiple Intelligences Theory, and has studied with Dr. Howard Gardner at Harvard University.

Member of International Storytelling Network.
International Storytelling Network
International Storytelling Network
Author of:

"Multiple Intelligence Perspectives from Japan", (coauthored) In Multiple Intelligences Around the World, edited by Howard Gardner et al. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers. 2009

" Arts all around: Enhancing classrooms and enriching lives. ASCD TIOM conference. Nishimachi International School. Tokyo, Japan. 20 January 2007.

" "Using Creative Arts in the Foreign Language Classroom" (by invitation). Boston Public Schools Teacher In-service Training. Boston, MA. May 3, 1999.

" Move to the Music: A Musical and Multisensory Resource (co-authored with Karen Sekiguchi). Book and CD. Burlingame, California: Alta Book Center Publishers. 1999. ISBN # 1-882438-59-6.


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