Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. (Children 12 and older are also welcome, with parental supervision.)
Each 4-week session focuses on a fundamental styles of taiko drumming: beta style, odaiko, and shime. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.
The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Wednesday nights. Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.
Session 9 – Beta Style: October 5, 12, 19, 26
Session 10 – Odaiko Style: November 2, 9, 16, 30 (no class on Nov. 23)
Session 11 – Shime Style: December 7, 14, 21, 28