Taiko drumming workshop – let’s bang on the drumFestival-taiko

Have you ever been mesmerized by a Japanese drum performance? Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a Taiko drummer at a traditional Japanese festival? Fujino resident Tsū-san loves drumming. He built a music studio where he rehearses with other local musicians and instructs a variety of percussions. Join Tsū-san and learn cadence, strength, body position, and body relaxation.

Workshop instructor: Tsū-san

Workshop duration: 2-3 hours

What you need to bring: wear comfortable clothing that permits body movement

What is provided: studio, drums, drum sticks

Workshop outline:

Model performance to get an up-close sense of drumming

Description of the Taiko (skin, body, and sticks)

Learning the basics of Taiko drumming

Challenge yourself with a set of rhythms in a composition

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