Educational Programs and Workshops

2017

Monday, May 8
Performance for Southfields Village PS, Caledon, ON

Friday, April 7
One-hour school performances for Spruce Court PS and Nelson Mandela PS as part of Nagata Shachu’s outreach programming in Regent Park for “Toronto Taiko Tales” concert season

Monday, March 20
Performance for Sir Wilfred Laurier PS, Markham, ON.


2016

Monday, May 9
45-min. performance for St. Malachy Catholic School, Toronto, ON.

Thursday, May 5
45-min. performance for Jesse Kitchum Public School, Toronto, ON.

Monday, May 2
45-min. performance for St. Rene Goupil Catholic School, Toronto, ON.

Monday, April 25
45-min. performance for Holy Spirit Catholic School, Toronto, ON.

Tuesday, April 5
45-min. performance for Terraview-Willowfield Public School, Toronto, ON.

Monday, March 7
45-min. performance for Vradenburg Public School, Toronto, ON.


2015

Thursday, May 28
Performance for Rockcliffe Middle School, Etobicoke, as part of Asian Heritage Month

Friday, May 8
30-min. school performance at St. Leo’s Catholic School, Etobicoke, ON

Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17
Four school performances presented by the Dennos Museum, Northwestern Michigan College. Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI

Thursday, March 12
30-min. educational performance prior to KODO’s concert. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON.

Thursday, March 12
Two one-hour school performance at Roden Public School, Toronto, ON.


2014

Saturday, September 27 and Saturday, November 15
Youth taiko workshops for the Upper Canada Chorus. Various locations.

Friday, October 10
90 min. workshop presented by the University of Michigan-Flint.

Saturday, June 28
A four-hour workshop for the members of Oto-Wa Taiko. Ottawa, ON.

Friday, June 27
90 min. workshop presented by the Skeleton Park Festival. Kingston, ON.

Saturday, January 11 and Saturday, February 8
Youth taiko workshops for the Upper Canada Chorus. Various locations.


2013

Saturday, September 14 and Saturday, November 16
Youth taiko workshops for the Upper Canada Chorus. Various locations.


2012

Saturday, September 29
Hands-on workshop for children ages 3 to 7 as part of the East Asian Festival, at Renison University College, Waterloo, ON.

Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3
A two-day intensive workshop for members of Chicago’s Ho Etsu Taiko at the Nagata Shachu Studio, Toronto, ON.

Saturday, May 26
Workshop at Anime North, Toronto, ON.

Wednesday, May 9
School performance at David Leeder Middle School, Mississauga, ON.

Friday, April 27
Two one-hour young audience performances presented by the Dennos Museum,  Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI.

Sunday, April 22 and Monday, April  23
Two workshops for members of Michigan Hiryu Taiko, Kalamazoo, MI.

Tuesday, April 17
School performance at St. Albert of Jerusalem School, Mississauga, ON.

Tuesday, March 30
Pre-show demonstration prior to the Tao drummers from Japan concert at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, ON.

Wednesday, March 7
School performance at Mathews Hall School, London, ON.

Friday, February 17
Two school performances presented by Sunfest World Music Festival at Jack Chambers Public School, London, ON.


2011

Thursday, May 12 School performance at RH McGregor Elementary School, East York, ON. Tuesday, March 8 School performance at St. John’s – Kilmarnock School. Breslau, ON.


2010

Monday, June 21
School performance at Lambton Park Communty School. Toronto, ON.

Friday, June 18
School performance at Bannockburn School. Toronto, ON.

Tuesday, June 1
School performance at Alexander Muir/Gladstone PS. Toronto, ON.

Friday, May 21
School performance at David Hornell Junior School. Toronto, ON.

Friday, May 14
School performance at Edenrose Public School, Mississauga, ON.

Thursday, April 8
School performance at Holy Spirit Elementary School. Brampton, ON.


2009

Wednesday, December 2 
Pre-show demonstration prior to the Yamato Drummers of Japan concert at Massey Hall as part of its Share the Music Program.

Wednesday, November 25
School performances presented by Sunfest. Banting Secondary School, London, ON.

Tuesday, October 20
Kiyoshi Nagata and Aki Takahashi lecture/demonstration on Kabuki music for “Music in Theatre” course at University of Toronto Scarborough.

Tuesday, May 26
School performance at Westview Centennial Secondary School, Toronto.

Saturday, May 9
Outreach performance presented by Lake Eden Arts Festival. Swannanoa Valley Youth Development Center, North Carolina.


2008

Friday, Nov 21
School performance at Sloane Public School. Scarborough, ON.

Wednesday, Nov 5
Lecture and demonstration by Kiyoshi Nagata & Aki Takahashi for Asian Theatre course. University of Toronto Scarborough Campus.

Monday, May 26
Outreach performance at Albion Public Library, Rexdale, ON.

Thursday, May 15
School performance at Garthwood Parks Public School. Mississauga, ON.

Friday, May 2
School performance at Tecumseh Public School. Scarborough, ON.

Wednesday, April 23
Performance for Global Education Awareness Week. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Toronto, ON.

Friday, April 11
School performance at Claude Watson School for the Arts. Toronto, ON.

Saturday, February 9 
School performances at SJ Welsh Middle School and LaGrange High School. Lake Charles, Louisiana.


2007

Saturday, November 24
‘Share the Music’ outreach program presented by Roy Thomson Hall. Toronto, ON.

Thursday, November 15
Queen Victoria Public School as part of Massey Hall/Roy Thomson Hall Share the Music Outreach program. Toronto, ON.

Sunday, October 14
One-hour family concert presented by the Lindsay Concert Association. Glen Crombie Theatre. Lindsay, ON.

Thursday, October 11
Vrandenburg Public School. Toronto, ON.

Saturday, October 6
One-hour young audience performance as part of HarbourKids. Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON.

Wednesday, September 19
Humewood Community School. Toronto, ON.

Wednesday, March 21
‘Share the Music’ outreach program presented by Massey Hall. Toronto, ON.

Thursday, March 15
Canadian Martyrs Public School. Burlington, ON.

Saturday, January 20
Master class presented by the Arts Centre of Coastal Carolina.

Friday, January 19
School performances presented by the Arts Centre of Coastal Carolina. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Wednesday, January 17 
School performances, Lander University Greenwood, South Carolina.


2006

Thursday, November 9
Elementary and high school performances presented by the London Sunfest Committee. Saunders Secondary School, London, ON.

Thursday, October 5
Garden Public School. Toronto, ON.

Thursday, May 25
High School performance presented by the Windsor Capitol Theatre. Windsor, ON.

Monday, April 24
Morning and afternoon school performances and workshops presented by the Dennos Museum. Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI.

Sunday, April 23
Public workshop presented by the Dennos Museum. Milliken Auditorium, Traverse City, MI.

Saturday, April 22
Morning public workshop presented by the Crooked Tree Arts Council, Petoskey, MI.

Friday, April 21
Morning school performance presented by the Crooked Tree Arts Council, Petoskey, MI.

Thursday, April 20
School performances. Kaufman Auditorium, Maquette, MI.

Wednesday, April 19
School performances. Kaufman Auditorium, Marquette, MI.

Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12
School performances (one hour) presented by the City of Brampton. Brampton Heritage Theatre, ON.

Tuesday, March 14
Kool Kidsfest March Break Arts Festival for Children, presented by the City of Brampton. (three – one hour shows). Lester B. Pearson Theatre, Brampton, ON.

Monday, March 13
Kiyoshi Nagata and Aki Takahashi lecture/demonstration of taiko and shamisen music for Asian Theatre course. University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Tuesday, March 7
School performance at KCA Public School, Wolfville, Nova Scotia School performance at Port Williams Public School, Nova Scotia

Monday, March 6
Public School performances. Acadia University, Festival Theatre, Nova Scotia. Workshop for Acadia University students. Acadia University, Festival Theatre, Nova Scotia.

Saturday, March 4
Public workshop presented by Mount Allison University. Convocation Hall, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

Friday, March 3 Public school performance at Barker’s Point School. Fredericton, New Brunswick.


2005

Wednesday, December 14
One hour program at Mackenzie Glen Public School. Maple, ON.

Friday, December 2
One hour program at York Humber High School. Toronto.

Monday, June 13
One hour program at Sunnylea Junior School. Toronto.

Thursday, May 19
Two hour workshop at De La Salle College. Toronto.

Friday, April 22
One hour program at Inglewood Heights Jr. Public School. Toronto.

Friday, January 21
Educational workshop/demonstration for grades 4 and 5 students, as part of the Royal Conservatory of Music World Music Series. Toronto, ON.


2004

Tuesday, November 2
School performances (grade four) presented by the River Run Centre, Main Stage, Guelph, ON.

Friday, October 1
Workshop/demonstration for several public schools presented by the Colours of Music Festival, Barrie, ON.

Friday, May 28
William Berczy Public School as part of Asian Heritage Month. Markham, ON.

Thursday, April 15
DeLa Salle College workshop and performance. Toronto.

Monday, March 1
Lecture and Demonstration for the Asian Theatre course at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Saturday, January 31
Lecture and demonstration at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

Friday, January 30
One hour program at Kennedy Secondary School. Windsor.

Thursday, January 29
45 minute program at Prince Edward Public School, grades one to eight. Windsor.


2003

Sunday, March 23 and Monday, March 24
Public school performances and demonstrations (elementary and high school), 45 minute program. Dennos Museum Centre. Traverse City, Michigan.


2001

Saturday, November 17
Lecture and Demonstration for the Asian Theatre course at the University of Toronto at Scarborough.

Thursday, May 17
Broadview Public School, Ottawa (grades one to eight), fifty-minute programs.


2000

Saturday, November 25
Monsignor Castex School, Midland (ages six to ten), fifty minute program.

Wednesday, May 3
Clemens Mills Public School, Cambridge (grades one to eight), forty-five minute program.