11 Jan Winter 2020 Taiko I & Taiko II Workshops
Ho Etsu Taiko
Taiko I & Taiko II Workshops – Winter 2020
Registration for Winter 2020 Taiko I and Taiko II is now open!
Please note that Taiko I will be held on Thursdays and Taiko II will be held on Fridays. Both classes consist of 5 sessions for a cost of $150. There is also a discounted bundle option for those hardcore students who want to take both classes at once for $250. Can’t make our Winter Sessions? We have already scheduled our Spring Sessions starting at the end of March – look for information coming soon.
Winter 2020 Taiko I & Taiko II Workshops:
Taiko Foundation I consists of 5 (five) Thursday evening sessions starting on January 30th, 2020. Students should be able to attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions.
In this 5 week class we will cover basic technique, including how to hit and stand at the drum, musical listening techniques, and simple taiko songs and games. No musical experience necessary! This class is a perfect introduction to taiko. There is also an opportunity to have a mini-recital during the second half of the last class (March 5th) for family and friends.
Sessions will be held on the following dates from 7:00- 9:00 pm. Please note that classes are on consecutive Thursdays except for February 27th – there is no class on this day.
- January 30
- February 6
- February 13
- February 20
- March 5
Taiko Foundation II – technique and collaborative composition consists of 5 (five) Friday evening sessions starting on January 31st, 2020. Students should be able to attend at least 4 of the 5 sessions.
It is recommended that you’ve taken a Beginner’s class with us prior to signing up for this course. This course will have two main goals: 1) to improve beta technique through intensive drill work, and 2) to learn to approach taiko as an outlet for musical expression through creative and improvisational exercises. The first half of each class will focus on drills and conditioning; the second half of each class will focus on creative games and composing a piece with your peers. This class has the opportunity to culminate in a mini-recital for friends and family during the 2nd half of our final class (week 5, March 6th).
Taiko Foundation II sessions will be held on the following dates from 7:00- 9:00 pm. Please note that classes are on consecutive Fridays except for February 28th – there is no class on this day.
- January 31
- February 7
- February 14
- February 21
- March 6
Midwest Buddhist Temple @ 435 W. Menomonee St, Chicago, 60614 (parking available behind the temple at the intersection of W. Willow St. and Hudson)
Please note that our max registration is 15 participants for each class and we are unable to allow payment for individual sessions.
Registration and payment
- A signed participant wavier (required) will be collected at the first session (blank forms will be available at the first session or you can download it here: participant wavier)
- Costs: Taiko I – $150, Taiko II – $150, Combined Taiko I & II – $250
- To pay online: Click “Pay Online” and select the class (Taiko I, Taiko II, or combined Taiko I & II). Please note, Eventbrite will add a 7% fee on checkout – to avoid the fee you can send a check – see below.
- To pay by check (avoid the Eventbrite fees): Send your check to Ho Etsu Taiko, 435 W. Menomonee, Chicago, IL 60014. Please include your name, email address and telephone number.