2017 Fall Classes

An eight-week course featuring hands on taiko workshops and the history of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community.

Monday evenings
September 11, 18 & 25, October 2, 16, 23, & 30, and November 6
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)

The workshop will be presented at the taiko practice space, near Clark Drive & Frances Street.

Fee: $275; maximum 10 participants

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to a maximum of 10. Registration and the workshop address will be confirmed after the fee is paid.

For complete details and information on how to register see the registration form.

2017 Winter/Spring Class Registration

An eight-week course featuring hands on taiko workshops and the history of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community.

Monday evenings
February 20 & 27, March 6, 13, 20 & 27 and April 3 & 10
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)

The workshop will be presented at the taiko practice space, near Clark Drive & Frances Street.

Fee: $275; maximum 10 participants

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to a maximum of 10. Registration and the workshop address will be confirmed after the fee is paid.

For complete details and information on how to register see the registration form.

November 2016 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, November 20, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko notation, basic rhythms and history at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, (near Clark Drive & Frances Street)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:

 
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West,
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

May 2016 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko notation, basic rhythms and history at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, (near Clark Drive & Frances Street)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

Winter 2016 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, February 21, 2016, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko notation, basic rhythms and history at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, (near Clark Drive & Frances Street)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

One Day Workshop & Fall Classes

One Day Workshop: Sunday, September 13th

10:00am – 4:00pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

The workshop will be presented at the taiko practice space, near Clark Drive & Frances Street.

Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors / unemployed. Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to a maximum of 15. Registration and the workshop address will be confirmed after the fee is paid.

The register for the workshop, follow the instructions on the registration form.

2015 Fall Classes: September 21th – November 16th

6:30pm – 9:30

An eight-week course featuring hands on taiko workshops and the history of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community.

Monday evenings
September 21 & 28, October 5, 19 & 26 and November 2, 9 & 16

The workshop will be presented at the taiko practice space, near Clark Drive & Frances Street.

Fee: $275; maximum 10 participants

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to a maximum of 10. Registration and the workshop address will be confirmed after the fee is paid.

For complete details and information on how to register see the registration form.

May 2015 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the
workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

Katari Taiko 2015 Classes

An eight-week course featuring hands on taiko workshops and the history of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community

 

Monday evenings
March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 + April 13, 20 & 27, 2015

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)

Fee: $275; maximum 10 participants

Location: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver

Goals: To learn fundamental taiko drumming techniques and rhythms and to explore the context of taiko as a performing art within the Japanese Canadian community. No previous experience is necessary.

Objectives: During and upon completion of this course students will:

  • Understand the cultural and historical significance of taiko within the Japanese Canadian community;
  • Learn positioning and how to play taiko drums that use a side stance through a balanced approach;
  • Play basic rhythms used in most taiko pieces;
  • Learn two songs;
  • Use kiai (shouts) to support their drumming;
  • Practice basic care and maintenance of drums and other equipment.

Format: Each class will begin with 30 minutes of stretching, strengthening, and vocal exercises. This will be followed by 90-120 minutes of drumming, including a cool down at the end. At first, the students will focus on basic technique and drills. Towards the second half of the course, the students will learn to perform two songs in simple arrangements. The students will spend the final 20-30 minutes of each class discussing a topic related to the history and culture of taiko in the Japanese Canadian community.

Instruction: The course will be taught by members of Katari Taiko.

To Register:
Registration form can be downloaded by clicking on Katari Taiko Class Registration

For More Information Contact: diane@dkam.ca / 604-683-8240

Please Become A Member!
Katari Taiko Drum Group Association is a non-profit society dedicated to educating Canadians about the history, art and performance of traditional and contemporary taiko music (Japanese drumming). Your membership shows your support for the work of Katari Taiko. You will receive news and notices of upcoming performances and the annual general meeting. For more information about Katari Taiko and its activities go to www.kataritaiko.ca

January 2015 Workshops

Due to high demand, the January 18th workshop is now full. We are also running a second workshop on January 25th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, January 25, 2015, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the
workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece. No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.
Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared
to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.
Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:
Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4
Tel: (604) 683-8240; Fax: (604) 683-7911; Email: diane@dkam.ca

Spring 2014 Workshop

ONE DAY WORKSHOP: Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Learn about taiko history, notation, and basic rhythms at this one-day, hands-on workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will have learned a taiko piece.

No previous experience is necessary.

Venue: Taiko Space, 1254 Frances Street, Vancouver (just west of Clark Drive)
Fee: $75 general or $50 for students / seniors/ unemployed.

Participants must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing, and bring a lunch. Bring soft-soled indoor athletic footwear, or be prepared to go barefoot – street shoes cannot be worn inside the taiko space. Coffee, tea and juice will be provided.

Please download the registration form and call 604-683-8240 before sending it with your payment to:

Katari Taiko Workshop Registration
#410 – 111 Hastings Street West
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H4

Tel: (604) 683-8240
Fax: (604) 683-7911
Email: diane@dkam.ca