Kodo Workshop Series at Taiko no Sato Kyowakan: Elementary & Intermediate Courses

Kodo Workshop Series at Taiko no Sato Kyowakan

Kodo's various stage expressions are supported by the core fundamentals that the performers apply on stage.

Through these workshops you will feel the importance of the sound of each beat, and then experience the connection created by playing beats as one with others. These workshops will work towards a group performance at festival "Kyowasai" next year!

Kodo Workshop Series: Elementary & Intermediate Courses

Oct. 2014 - May 2015 Taiko-no Sato Kyowakan, Meguro Ward, Tokyo

Elementary Course

Set Piece:
Toki no Koe (Composed by Eiichi Saito)
From stance to playing as an ensemble, you will experience the world created by taiko performance firsthand, using the basic rehearsal methods employed by Kodo.
Drumming style: Fuse-uchi (drums standing vertical on floor)

Intermediate Course

Set Piece:
Toki no Koe II (Provisional title / Composed by Eiichi Saito)
Reconsider the basics, play the base rhythm (jiuchi) with care, add nuances to your sound, and learn how all of this works together to create an ensemble that "resonates as one."
Drumming style: Fuse-uchi (drums standing vertical on floor)
*The Intermediate Course will also include odaiko (big drum) and shime-daiko (small roped drum) content.
Oct. 2014 - May 2015
Oct. 24 (Fri) - 27 (Mon) Instructor: Eiichi Saito
Nov. 28 (Fri) - Dec. 1 (Mon) Instructor: Eiichi Saito
*Schedules for December and beyond will be announced at the first workshop sessions in October.
Elementary Course
[Fri] 19:15 - 20:45
[Sat] 10:30 - 12:00
[Sun] 10:30 - 12:00
Intermediate Course
[Sat] 13:00 - 14:30
[Sun] 13:00 - 14:30
[Mon] 19:15 - 20:45
Elementary / Intermediate 16,200 yen (incl. tax) per course (2 sessions per month)
*3 session times will be offered each month and you can choose which 2 sessions to attend.
*You can also attend an extra session as a supplementary class. (Extra session fee is 2,700 yen (tax inc.) per class)
Suitable for ages 15 & over with taiko experience.
Applications Accepted:
From Aug. 23 (Sat), 2014
To Apply:
Please call Kyowakan directly. Your application will be finalized on confirmation of your payment
*If it is your first time at Kyowakan, you will need to register for Kyowakan membership.
(Registration fee is 525 yen (incl. tax)
*Please bring your own drumsticks. (Available for purchase at Kyowakan if required.)
*Kyowakan has set policies regarding operations in disaster situations, etc. If there is a typhoon approaching, an earthquake, or a similar natural disaster or warning, please check the Kyowakan Blog for updates about lesson times and operations before coming along. If there is no announcement, it means that Kyowakan is operating as usual.
Please note that blog updates will only be made in Japanese, so please call Kyowakan for clarification if necessary.
Venue Address:
Taiko-no Sato Kyowakan, Shuei Building B1 (Basement), Gohongi 2-chome 15-9, Meguro Ward, Tokyo
Taiko-no Sato Kyowakan Tel. 03-3714-2774
Email: kyouwakan@aroma.ocn.ne.jp