Studying Taiko

We ask that you prepay the course by sending a postdated cheque (dated for the first class) payable to “Nagata Shachu” and sending it by mail. For your convenience, you can also pay by credit card using PayPal (service fee applies). Please also print and complete the registration and liability waiver forms and mail or fax to 416-651-7094. All classes are held at the Nagata Shachu Taiko Studio located at 112 Hymus Rd (a short walk from Warden subway station). For more information or inquiries please contact Kiyoshi Nagata at taiko@nagatashachu.com or by phone at 416-651-4227.

 

Taiko courses and workshops


 

Frequently asked questions

 


Fall 2017 Courses and Workshops

Fall workshop
Nagata Shachu is offering an exciting hands-on introductory two-hour drumming workshop at our studio on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7 pm to 9 pm. This is a unique opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of playing on thunderous Japanese taiko drums.
Workshop fee: $40 (drumsticks will be provided).

Beginner Taiko Course

This 10-week course is a lot of fun, a great workout, and helps to improve musical skills.  You will learn basic drills, form, technique and a traditional piece for taiko. No previous musical experience is necessary. Although playing taiko can be physically demanding, we respect everyone’s abilities and limitations.
When: Mondays at 7:00 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing September 18 2017.
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Fee: $265 plus cost of drumsticks $15
Instructor: Tony Nguyen


Intermediate I Taiko Course
When: Mondays at 8:30 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing September 18, 2017
Duration:
10 weeks
Course Fee:
$265
Instructor:
Tony Nguyen
Course Description:
Students will continue to learn new repertoire and new styles of playing.
Prerequisite: 
Must have completed the Beginners taiko course or permission from the instructor.


Intermediate II/Advanced I Taiko Course
When: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing September 5, 2017
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $315
Instructor: Aki Takahashi
Course Description: Students will continue to learn new repertoire and new styles of playing.
Prerequisite: Must have completed the Intermediate I taiko course or permission from the instructor.


Advanced II Ensemble Taiko Course
When: Tuesdays at 8:30 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing September 5, 2017
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $315
Instructor: Aki Takahashi
Course Description: New and old repertoire for advanced players as well as some physical styles of playing.
Prerequisite: Must have completed an Advanced I taiko course or permission from instructor.


Advanced II Ensemble Taiko Course
When: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing September 6, 2017
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $315
Instructor: Kiyoshi Nagata
Course Description: New and old repertoire for advanced players as well as some physical styles of playing.
Prerequisite: Must have completed an Advanced I taiko course or permission from instructor.