Studying Taiko

We ask that you prepay the course by either E-transfer to taiko@nagatashachu.com or 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 complete the  online registration form.   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 2018 Courses and Workshops

Fall workshop
Nagata Shachu is offering an exciting hands-on introductory two-hour drumming workshop at our studio on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 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: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (90 minutes per class) commencing  September 18 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Fee: $265 plus cost of drumsticks $15
Instructor: Tony Nguyen


Intermediate I Taiko Course
When: Mondays at 7:00 PM commencing September 10, 2018
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.


Advanced I Taiko Course
When: Mondays at 8:30 PM commencing September 10 , 2018
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $315
Instructor: Tony Nguyen
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 11 2018
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $315
Instructor: Tony Ngueyn
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 12, 2018
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.