Posts Tagged ‘taiko workshops’

East Coast Workshops

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014


At the end of this month I’ll be heading out to Chicago to lead a weekend intensive for Ho Etsu Taiko one of the Midwest’s leading taiko groups. After Chicago I’ll be going to New York and will be giving two workshops on April 5th at the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center:

Lion Chant Workshop 1 : Interlocking Rhythms
This workshop will introduce participants to components of Shoji’s newest piece taiko composition: Lion Chant. Focusing on simple independence this workshop will focus on the timing and technique required for creating dense layers of interlocking rhythms. This workshop will also teach part of the structure of the piece Lion Chant and will lay the foundation for learning and performing the composition. Limited to 12 participants

Mastering Omiyage
This workshop will focus on refining the technique and concepts behind Omiyage. One of the taiko world’s most exciting and performed compositions Omiyage is now performed by taiko groups throughout the world. Learn to master the subtleties of the movements and composition from the creator himself. Limited to 12 participants

10 am to 1 pm: Lion Chant
1 pm lunch
2 to 5 pm: Omiyage

Fee (includes lunch)
For KWTC members:
$55 for one workshop, $95 for both
For non-members:
$60 for one workshop, $105 for both
RSVP by emailing

New On Ensemble workshops!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

At the end of the year and into 2011, On Ensemble will be making a cross-country trek to New York City. We’ll be attending the APAP booking conference and performing with Patrick Graham in Montreal. We will be visiting taiko groups all along the way and have a host of new workshops we’re really excited about!


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