CLASSES and LESSONS
In addition to teaching at Swarthmore College in the Philadelphia, PA area, I teach taiko drum classes and private lessons all over!
For inquiries and more information, please contact me here.
I am available for 2~3 hour, all-day, or multiple day workshops in taiko drumming focusing on a variety of topics.
I am flexible to your skill level - whether you are completely new to taiko drumming or a seasoned practitioner!
For inquiries and more information including instruction fees, please contact me here
For a list of sample topics I've taught, please see below topics, or, for a PDF list document please click here Don't see what you're looking for? Please feel free to contact me directly!
Workshops Taught as of 2018
Betta-uchi/Fuse-uchi/Taira-uchi – Basic through Advanced Fundamentals Betta-uchi/Fuse-uchi/Taira-uchi - Fun with Choreography!
Shimedaiko - Fundamentals
Body and Movement Awareness
Body Care and Stretching for Taiko
Miyake (Yokouchi) – Musicality, Technique, and Physical Fundamentals
Miyake (Yokouchi) - Soloing
Kyo-Jaku and On-Shoku - Dynamics and Sound Palette for All Taiko
Odaiko – Fundamentals
Odaiko - Introduction to Soloing
Odaiko - Dynamics (Kyo-Jaku and On-Shoku)
Odaiko - Solo Creativity and Composition
Odaiko - Original Piece Bounding
Yatai Bayashi – Fundamentals for Chudaiko
Yatai Bayashi - Fundamentals for Shimedaiko - Tamaire and Ji Playing
Taiko Set - Double-drum/multi-drum set techniques and drills
I am developing workshop material for:
Composition & Choreographic Approaches
Endurance Training (Multiple Forms)
Solo Trading Structures Performative/Acting Training
Uchiwadaiko: Games and Choreography
'Ma': Understanding Space-Time and the Body
Taiko Set - Multi-drum musicality and improvisation (2 drum) Taiko Set- 3+ drum drills
Original Piece: Sagashi
I can also teach:
-Group Repertory Clinic: Constructive artistic and/or technical feedback to facilitate and develop higher quality performances of a taiko group or ensemble.
-Repertory Clinic for Groups/Ensembles
-Kyoyo -Signature repertory piece of professional taiko solo artist Kimura Yuichi (Daichi no Kai, Fu-Un no Kai, former member of Wadaiko Matsumura Gumi)
-Sling/Katsugi Okedo basics.