Sonoma County Taiko Instruction

SONOMA COUNTY TAIKO CLASSES

Our classes have been established to introduce members to the art and culture that is taiko. We welcome anyone with an interest in participating. We’ll take you through the basics and accompany you through an exploration of the many aspects of taiko playing and performing. Our members have also discovered aspects of themselves that they didn’t expect. As members progress they are welcome to volunteer for performances and take advantage of our other training and practice opportunities.

Visitors always welcome to observe classes – please contact us before visiting.

Taiko Basics (Introductory Level)

Schedule

First Fridays*: 6:00-8:00pm
*unless otherwise indicated, please check our calendar below.


Class Description

We offer a drop-in class/workshop introduction to Sonoma County Taiko once a month for ages 12 and up. Taiko Basics covers how we prepare ourselves to play taiko. How taiko and the way we approach and learn is also addressed in the context of Japanese culture.

No previous experience necessary.
Space is limited, on a first-come first-served basis.
Advanced reservation required.

Check-in: 5:45 pm
Class: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Location: Sonoma County Taiko
3325 Regional Parkway Suite #11
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Fee: $20

**ONLINE REGISTRATION SPECIAL**
Register NOW for Taiko Basics and receive $5 off of your class fee. Please include preferred dates with your registration

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Adult level 1 A-1 (Beginning Level)

Schedule

 

 

Fridays Ongoing: 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Class Description

Upon joining as a member this first level class will develop fundamental practice of playing and performing taiko. We will focus on the basics of taiko, basic drills, basic songs, incorporating connectedness to the nature, body, self and peers (co-players). We will be continuously search/discover/explore our center and presence, and hopefully integrate all the elements into an art-form. This is an ongoing class and group members will advance to the next level on an individual basis according to the skills and training they acquire.


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KIds Classes

Schedule

Fridays: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
4 Classes 9/7 – 9/28
Registration through Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks


Class Description
Ages 7-12


Do you love loud, joyful drums? Taiko means big drum in Japanese. Did you know that Taiko drums can “talk?“ In our high energy class we will learn movements, songs, stories, and games that make Taiko and Japanese culture fun. Taiko drumming can increase a child’s self-esteem, respect for others, and improve listening as movement skills. Playing Taiko is also a great way to meet new friends.  Wear comfortable gym clothing, soft-soled shoes, and bring a water bottle to class. The adult bringing you to class is welcome to stay and watch.


Adult General A-G (Intermediate / Advanced)

Schedule

Mondays Ongoing: 6:00 – 9:00 pm


Class Description

This is our main class where skills are honed and new material is introduced as well as practices related to staging and performing taiko.  


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Foundations & Fundamentals (Supplemental - Beg-Adv)

Schedule

Wednesdays Ongoing: 7:00 – 9:00 pm


Class Description

This supplemental class is available to all members of Sonoma County Taiko as a way to continue to develop their skills and coordination. Consisting mostly of drills and exercises.


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Regular Rehearsal (Supplemental - Beg-Adv)

Schedule

Thursdays: 6:00 – 7:30 pm


Class Description

Weekly rehearsal class. In this class the members of the group prepare a performance set and practice all aspects of presenting it in public.


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Building a community of acceptance, harmony, and respect through our love of taiko.