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This new January Beginner class, we will explore the use of ‘heavy’ core and limbs and an ‘open’ back posture while we learn a series of patterns on upright (beta-dai) stands. We will also take a closer look at body alignment and how all these elements combined improve not only […]

January:Beginner Level 2 for Beta-dai (Song: AB Cycle)


New February Intermediate 4-class series will focus on slant-stand (naname-dai) style drumming. Participants will take the elements of rhythm, movement and spirit taught in the Beginning Class and apply them to Utsu Hachijo, a challenging piece we learned from famous Japanese group Ondekoza. Hachijo-jima is one of the Seven Isles […]

February 2019: Intermediate for Naname-dai (Song: Utsu Hachijo)


This new January Beginner class, we will explore the use of ‘heavy’ core and limbs and an ‘open’ back posture while we learn a series of patterns on upright (beta-dai) stands. We will also take a closer look at body alignment and how all these elements combined improve not only […]

January 2019: Beginner Level 2 for Beta-dai (Song: AB Cycle)


This new November Beginner class, a 4-week series, will a focus on slant-stand (naname- dai) style drumming as we explore the intricacies of Left and Right, Loud and Soft, Big and Small, Up and Down. Participants will learn MATSURI TAIKO, a well-known North American taiko piece written by Seiichi Tanaka […]

November 2018: Beginner Level 1 for Naname-dai (Song: Matsuri)



Song: Renshu This new October Beginner class, a 4-week series, will focus on upright-stand (beta-dai) style drumming as we explore the intricacies of Left and Right, Loud and Soft, Big and Small, Up and Down. Participants will learn, RENSHU, a well-known North American taiko practice piece written by Seiichi Tanaka […]

October 2018: Beginner Level 1 for Beta-dai (Song: Renshu)