4-Week Virtual Advanced Taiko Sticking Play-Along Class

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This class is held virtually via Zoom

In this class you will be led through different drumming sticking drills at various speeds with minimal vocal instruction. All you need to do is play along. Extensive taiko/percussion experience is highly recommended. This 4-week class will meet on Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 pm pacific time on 5/23, 6/6, 6/13, and 6/20. Each week's lesson will be recorded and you will have access to the recordings for up to a week after the final lesson. Fee is $60 via Venmo, PayPal or mailed check. Email kristyoshiro@gmail.com to register and I will email a link that you will need to access the virtual class.

Here's what else you will need:

A computer, tablet, or phone that can connect to the internet and has the free Zoom app installed. The bigger the screen the better.

A stable internet connection

Something to use for a taiko (drum). It can be as simple as a pillow on a table top, couch cushions, rolled up phone book/magazines, or a drum practice pad or a homemade plastic trash can drum made with a plastic trash can (or anything with a round opening) and cheap plastic tape. For the advanced class, a tight shime daiko or drum practice pad is highly recommended.

Something to use for bachi (drumsticks). Can be as simple as similarly-sized kitchen utensils, or a bunch of sheets of paper rolled lengthwise into thin cylinders secured with tape, or 7/8" wooden dowel cut into 16" lengths and rounded edges with sandpaper. For the advanced class, tapered shime daiko bachi is recommended.