SCHOOL OF TAIKO

INTRODUCTORY CLASS

START YOUR TAIKO CAREER TODAY!

This is our entering class for all participants of youth and adults who is 8 years old and up. 

No hassle, No pressure!

Course is started with 90 min workshop to learn very basic but important things for playing the Taiko Drums.  

Workshop is also good as trial if you are thinking about to continue the lesson as weekly or not.  

In this first session, you will learn the basement step by step for being good Taiko performer.  The lessons will focus to learn all basics things which necessary for your Taiko skill like ; how to hold the Bachi, how to hit the Taiko Drums,

body movement, take the rhythm and more with learning first song which formed by lead part and base part. 

Our classes are offered throughout the year for aiming to be the members of school community performance group to join the community performances like Cherry blossom festival at Seattle center.  

After finished "Introductory 1", you will be join in the next level "Introductory 2". You can check how step up after Introductory 1 class from here.

If you want to be the Taiko performer of CHIKIRI; tour group of JCA, there is always a way to get the audition to become a trainee/apprentice. 

NEW!

Introductory Class & 90 Minutes Workshop Information

TAIKO INTRODUCTORY 1 CLASS from March 2020 @ Bellevue

PROGRAM

90 min Entering lesson / Taiko Workshop : Sunday, March 1, 2020   11:20 am - 12:50 pm 

      * Please start this workshop first before starting regular lessons of below or future scheduled.

Regular Lessons: Sunday, March 15, 22   April 5, 2020   11:50 am -  12:50 pm

PLACE : Bellevue College Main Campus  ( Map )

CAPACITY : 10 Students ( Min 3 )​​

AGE : 8 years old and up

FEE: First 4 lessons including 90 min Workshop : $113

       Registration Fee : $72 (No refundable)   

* All participants are required to fill in the registration form and payment in advance for entering the program

* If you will join in with family members, please make the form for each participants

FAQ for joining

     FAQ 

 

About join in the Workshop/Classes

 

 - What kind of clothes is recommended to wear?

  Taiko is music with full body exercise.   Please come to the program with comfortable, easy moving clothes.

  


- Any shoes will be good?

  We recommend to wear the sports shoes. 
  For JCCCW class, we ask you to take the shoes off for the room. Please bring clean sole shoes or just take shoes off.


- What should I bring for?

  Just bring bottle of water, towel and passion!   
 Taiko Drum and Taiko sticks will be provided for workshop and also you can get your own Taiko sticks if you will start the class with full payment including the registration fee.   Also,bring another tops (T-shirts) for after the class will be make you comfortable.

- Do I need Ear plugs?

  We recommend to use the Ear plugs for your protection.

 


- Can I wear accessories?

  No accessories recommended, for protect you, your classmate and musical equipment.  We ask you to put only simple studs on ears if you would like to wear the accessories at the class.  Also, some rings have possibility to broke with holding Taiko Sticks.

- I already have some experience about Taiko drumming.   Can I join in from upper level class?

 We are very welcome to having you in our group!  Since all Taiko styles are various depends on the schools or groups, we require to start from 90 minutes workshop and first few lessons for getting our style and then instructor will coordinate your next steps.

- What kind of Taiko style do you teach at the classes?

  As you know, Taiko styles are various.  The School of TAIKO uses mainly the "Ringtaro Style" which created with influenced by his career  -  10 years world tour with the ONDEKOZA which is world renowned Taiko group, and Sukeroku style from Matsuriza which he had performed at EPCOT Walt Disney World  for 7 years.   On this foundation from the reliable and firm experiences, our style is created with inspiration from the "Japanese Traditional Taiko Styles", "Festivals around the world" and "Arts of the Nature".  

 

 

About join in the performance

- When can I join in the performance?

 Basically, after you finish the first song; Introductory class 2, you will join in the community performance as a member of community group of The School of TAIKO!!   As you progress, you will be able to participate in more advanced performances.

Registration for Introductory class / Workshop

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STEP 1: Fill in the registration form

STEP 2: Make payment from below or send check to our office

Special Price!  Above schedule + Registration fee with $20 Discount  / $185 ⇒$165

Most valuable selection with about one months lessons & 90 min workshop

Also, you can get a SOT Original T-shirts & a pair of regular Taiko stick! 

90 minutes Workshop ONLY / $42

If you would like to Try to Taiko Drumming, this is good way to join in the 90 min lesson. 

Join regular class after Workshop

Continue as regular students after 90 minutes workshop?

If you decide to continue the class after this workshop, we are very welcome to you join the class!!   You can continue the lesson as weekly and yearly just pay $147 for another three lessons and registration fee as starting to form of your new talent! 

*  Payment is accepted via PayPal or sending the check to our office

* This class will be continued after above schedule      

* Class time / location may change by the situation

* The schedule may change due to the instructor's performance schedule

Step 3: Get confirmation

Your registration is completed and get confirmation when the form and payment have reached in our office.

 *Please make it in two weeks for avoiding lose the spot.

   Until then, your registration will be kept as pre-registration states.

You will ask to bring an agreement and a waiver for your first lesson.  All documents and specific information will be sent out via E-mail.

 
 

How To Register for Youth & Adult Class

Step1: Fill the electric registration form 

If you would like to use the paper form, please let us know.

Step 2: Make the Payment 

Either way will be good : via PayPal ( Credit Card ) or send a check to mailing address.

Make a Check payable to : Japan Creative Arts​

Mailing Address : 1414 S. Weller St   Seattle, WA 98144

Step 3: Get confirmation

Your registration is completed and get comfirmation when the form and payment have reached in our office.

 *Please make it in two weeks for avoiding lose the spot. Until then, your registration will be kept as pre-registration states

Terms and Conditions for all first registration

CANCELLATION POLICY

*Refund Policy

    If you notify us you wish to cancel your enrollment

   - 30 days or more before starting your session:   Full refund 

   - 20 days or more before starting your session:   50% refund 

   - 19 days or fewer before starting your session:  No refund.  

   * Registration Fee is NON - REFUNDABLE

*Class Cancellation

    If we will not have enough applicant, the starting date will be postpone.In this case,

    the information will be sent by three days before and the fee which you paid will be full refunded​

PLEASE NOTE

*Space has limited.

   Your space will be reserved when we have received both of Registration form and Payment 

   at the office of The School of TAIKO / Japan Creative Arts, LLC.

*If you have several treats for discount or another advantage, we will offer only one of them for each case. ​

*Convenience fee will be charged for Credit Card payment

*The conditions of above are subject to change without notice.

 

 Japan Creative Arts, LLC

The School of TAIKO

Seattle

1414 S Weller St, Seattle WA

Bellevue 

Bellevue College / 3000 Landerholm Cir SE, Bellevue, WA 

E-mails

  info@japancreativearts.com

  japantaiko@gmail.com 

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