3901 Conshohocken Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Dates and Times have changed for beginner lessons in 2017! Beginner classes now meet on Thursdays at 6:00pm!
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. 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 Thursday nights.
Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.
June: 1, 8, 15, & 22 (no class on 29) – Beta
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July: 6, 13, 20 & 27 – Odaiko
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August: 3, 10, 17, & 24 (no class on 31) – Shime
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September: 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Naname
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October: 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Beta
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November: 2, 9, 16 & 30 (no class on 23) – Odaiko
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December: 7, 14, 21 & 28 – Shime
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Please note: Classes take place at the Defensive Arts Center located within the Greenbriar Club Apartments Complex at 3901 Conshohocken Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19131