Workshops are a great way to introduce people to the Taiko experience, promote Japanese culture, get groups to work together and improve self awareness and confidence. We have done many workshops at schools, festivals, youth clubs, conferences and corporate events etc. If you would like more information about booking Tengu School of Taiko for an event, please email: email@example.com
We currently have a 'Good to go' certificate for the workshops. This is for complying to government and industry standard Covid guidelines, and clarifies that we run the classes and workshops in a Covid secure environment.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS IN 2021
Two and a half day intensive course 8th, 9th and 10th June Set to the backdrop of the beautiful Sheriff Hutton castle.
This course will be run according to current covid safety guidelines. To see a list of our guidelines and risk assessment, please click HERE.
Learn original Tengu piece 'Cross Hands Swing' to take away and play or perform with your group!
A fun 2 and a half day intensive course which will include: Skills and drills to compliment the piece you will be learning. All elements and patterns for the full piece. Filming of the final performance for your own reference. Written notation and access to online video tuition for further practice.
Video of the piece you will be learning:
This is not a course for absolute beginners, and all participants will need to have some previous experience of playing Taiko.
Course times and breakdown: Tuesday 8th 10am - 12.30pm: Warm up / Drills: playing across 2 drums. Lunch 1 hour. 1.30pm - 4pm. Drills on Odaiko and a short Odaiko piece (Drills will incorporate skills that we will be using the next day).
Wednesday 9th 10am - 12.30pm: Warm up / working on all patterns for the first half of Crosshands Swing. Lunch 1 hour. 1.30pm - 4pm: Working on all patterns for the second half of Crosshands Swing / Work out who plays which parts and put it all together.
Thursday 10th 1pm - 5pm: Warm up / Go over piece and work on any problems / Look at how to improve it through energy, attitude and presence. Practice through piece a few times and add finishing touches to beginning and end / Film end performance.
**BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, AS PLACES ARE VERY LIMITED** BOOKING DEADLINE IS SATURDAY 22nd MAY We cannot accept any bookings after this date. To book, email Jared at firstname.lastname@example.org
Costfor the course: £100 per person.
To help with current safety guidelines, shared group drumsticks (bachi) will currently not be available, and all participants will have to own their own pair.
Venue: Sheriff Hutton Village Hall, York Road, Sheriff Hutton, YO60 6RA Sheriff Hutton is a village situated 15 - 20 mins drive north of York. Plenty of parking available at the hall. Click here to find it on google maps.