Taiko Workshop and Classes
New students are invited to first enroll in our Taiko 101 workshop. Afterwards or simultaneously, students can enroll in a series of classes covering a variety of instruments, stances, techniques, and repertoire (Taiko Traditions, Movement and Matsuri, Naname Fundamentals, Odaiko and Shime, Power Taiko: Ha!).

After completion of the four classes, select students will be encouraged to enroll in Beyond Basics, which concentrates on form, timing, ensemble playing, soloing, and improvisation. If you have previous taiko experience or any questions, please contact us at classes@portlandtaiko.org so we can determine the best class for you. We hope to drum with you soon!

 

Taiko Traditions
Wednesdays, April 28 through June 9, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Fee: $110.00
Registration via Eventbrite, Class via Zoom with the option of two in-person classes in June.
Return to the roots of taiko drumming! In this seven-week class, students will learn a variety of hitting techniques, rhythms, and movements through the study of two pieces at the core of the taiko phenomenon: Osuwa Daiko’s Hiryu Sandan Gaeshi and Isami Goma. The class will include supplementary practice videos, and for the final two classes on June 2 and 9, students will have the opportunity to meet in-person, outdoors and distanced, to practice and play together. Prerequisite: Taiko 101 workshop. Register here.

Beyond Basics
Wednesdays, April 28 through June 9, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Fee: $110.00
Registration via Eventbrite, Class via Zoom with the option of two in-person classes in June.
This seven-week session of “Beyond Basics” for advanced taiko students will provide a broad overview of taiko repertoire. Students will learn Osuwa Daiko’s Hiryu Sandan Gaeshi and Isami Goma, review Ondekoza’s Utsu Hachijo, and polish Portland Taiko’s Matsuri and HA! The class will meet online with supplementary practice videos. For the final two classes (June 2 and 9), students will have the opportunity to meet in-person, outdoors and distanced, to practice and play together.Prerequisite: Four beginning-level classes and permission from instructor. Register here.

 

All workshops and classes are held online unless otherwise specified. Sorry, we are unable to provide refunds for workshops or classes.