Taiko Lessons for Adults

Our Adult Taiko education programs can take you from “never played before” to apprenticeship.

Ask about Yakudo Gift Certificates – good towards Taiko Classes or Workshops yakudo@yakudo.com

The Masterclass Series

Yakudo is offering a special series of Masterclass Workshops at Yakudo Studio, every month starting in April. These workshops will focus on different aspects of Taiko: technique, styles, playing in an ensemble, musicality and performance. The workshops will be taught by the senior and most experienced members of our team, whom are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and talent.
*Taiko Ramen Special!* add $5 to any workshop and receive a voucher for a Taiko Ramen at Niwatei Restaurant, located in J-Town above Yakudo Studio.  A hearty bowl of Niwatei ramen gives you the energy you need to play Taiko with Yakudo! (a $10 value!)
The first two workshops in April and May, will be conducted by Yuko Nozoe, B.Music, Queens University
·         Private music lessons: piano, violin, music theory and technique
·         Yakudo: member since 2000; Performer, Composer, Instructor for taiko classes, Head Instructor and co-initiated the Sumodaiko Class
program for youths age 8-14
·         Kodo: 2 yrs training and successful graduate of the Kodo Apprentice Centre
Masterclass Workshop 1: Yurumi and Hibiki
Tap into the soul of your taiko and get the best sound out of your beat in the process.
Instructor: Yuko Nozoe
Sunday April 27, 2014 4:45 – 6:15 pm
$55 contact education@yakudo.com to register
Masterclass Workshop 2: Hachijo
The heart of this piece is played in Yokouchi style, which was developed in Hachijo-jima (one of the Izu Seven Islands). The choreography used while playing the rhythm of this island, is fluid, graceful and has delicate intricacies that shows another side of the powerful taiko.
Instructor: Yuko Nozoe
Sunday May 25, 2014 4:45 – 6:15 pm
$55 contact education@yakudo.com to register



“If the whole wide world had a heartbeat, it would sound like Taiko!….(it’s) the most fun I’ve ever had hitting something with sticks.”
– Ed Leung

“…great teachers with such enthusiasm and energy; very obviously dedicated to the art of Taiko and to passing on the skill and traditions to the students. The class itself always went by far too quickly…it was so easy to get caught up with the drumming, and always fun.”
– Dr. Jane Toyota

“Thanks so much for the last ten Monday evenings and allowing me the opportunity to play your precious drums at the dojo. I found the experience humbling, invigorating and enlightening. You all teach with a wonderful, refreshing positive spirit.”
– Hugo von Levetzow

Email education@yakudo.com for more information and to register for the workshop and classes.

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