Training

Taiko Training:

Learn to move, beat, and shout like a Sumo Samurai Drummer!

Starting from basics, we will teach you the fundamental rhythmic patterns from which Taiko is evolved. We will look at all aspects of Wadaiko which distinguish it from other percussion as a unique traditional cultural art form, and a dynamic contemporary performing art. Please contact us to let us know you are interested in coming.

Thursdays
At Thyla Sport Cheers Dance, 10B Farley St. Glenorchy.
6:00pm to
9.00 pm
 

Launceston Burnie

About Training

Your training will involve:
Stretching & Flexibility………………Relaxation & Breathing
Energy release & Improvisation……Movement & Form
Endurance & Control…………………Coordination & Balance
Rhythm & Music………………………Focus & Awareness

Anyone can pick up some sticks and have a go, and it’s such great fun. Not surprisingly beating the living hell out of a drum with huge sticks is terrifically satisfying, and great stress relief. But more than that, most people find it really rewarding to work in a team, overcome obstacles and celebrate achievements together.

The training is very suitable for children (from upper primary level) through to adults, and we will try hard to accommodate any special requirements you might have.

Taiko is a highly physical endeavour. Be prepared to get active and sweat a fair bit. Wear suitable loose and comfortable clothing and bring a drink bottle. Please note that some activities should only be undertaken by those of sound health and fitness. Every activity is optional, and it is up to each individual to decide whether they are up to it or not.

The Tasmania University Union takes no responsibility for injuries sustained during drumming activities.

LOCATION:

at Thyla Sport Cheer Dance, 10B Farley Street, Glenorchy
(off Howard Rd)

Training Times:

  • Thursday evenings from 6.00 pm to 9.00pm
    – Warm up and basics – 6.00 to 7.45pm
    – Performers training – 7.45 – 9.00 pm
  • Last Saturday of the month 9.30-12.30 – review of monthly training

Fees:

Monthly – $70 – covers attendance at all sessions held during the month
10 Lesson card – $150 – For people who cannot attend regularly.
5 Lesson card – $80
Per lesson fees – (to be paid before class begins) $18
**Discounts are available for
Beginners, Concession card holders and Students

Come along and have a go! There’s nothing wrong with making a few mistakes. Persistence is greatly rewarded.