Studying Taiko

To register for a workshop or course, please complete the online registration form

We also ask that you prepay the course by one of the following methods:
1. E-transfer to taiko@nagatashachu.com 
2. Sending a postdated cheque (dated for the first class) payable to “Nagata Shachu” and sending it by mail.
3. By credit card using PayPal (service fee applies).


PayPal option (service fees included in price)




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.

Frequently asked questions

 


2020 Courses and Workshops

 

Two-hour taiko workshop Monday, March 30, 2020
Nagata Shachu is offering an exciting hands-on introductory two-hour drumming workshop at our studio on Monday, March 30 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
When: Mondays commencing April 6, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Description:  A simple drill piece titled Narushima, and basic song Renshu Daiko will be taught
Course Fee: $270 plus cost of drumsticks $15

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.


Intermediate Taiko Course
When: Mondays – date and time to be confirmed
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Fee: $270
Instructor: Tony Nguyen
Course Description: Students will continue to review the pieces taught in the beginner’s course in addition to a song called Ogi Matsuri Daiko
Prerequisite: Must have completed the Beginners taiko course.


Advanced Taiko Course
When: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM – start date to be confirmed
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $320
Instructor: Kiyoshi Nagata
Course Description: Students wishing to join the Ensemble classes will be expected to have taken three advanced courses learning the following songs:  Futten, Yatai Bayashi, and Iwai.  Each term will focus on one of these songs. 
Prerequisite: Must have completed the Intermediate taiko course. 


Ensemble Taiko Course
When: Tuesdays at 8:30 PM -start date to be confirmed
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $320
Instructor: Tony Nguyen
Course Description: New and old repertoire for advanced players as well as some physical styles of playing.
Prerequisite: Must have completed thee Advanced taiko courses and can demonstrate they can play the repertoire taught in the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.


Ensemble Taiko Course
When: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM – start date to be confirmed
Duration: 12 weeks
Course Fee: $320
Instructor: Kiyoshi Nagata
Course Description: New and old repertoire for advanced players as well as some physical styles of playing.
Prerequisite: Must have completed thee Advanced taiko courses and can demonstrate they can play the repertoire taught in the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.