Class Regulations

FOR IN-PERSON Classes:

  • All students must submit a signed Application & Liability Form before participating in class
  • Wear comfortable clothes.
  • Bring taiko sticks (bachi), personal water bottle to class every week.
  • Please be on time. Most classes are only 55 minutes.
  • Please wait outdoors until the class is invited to enter the classroom.
  • As must as possible, do warm-up exercises and stretching before AND after class.
  • All students must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours to enter the dojo.
  • Please remove street shoes before entering the dojo.
  • Wear tabi/indoor footwear in class. Barefeet is also acceptable
  • Sanitize hands before entering the dojo.
  • Properly worn masks (covering the nose and the mouth) are required at all times in the dojo.
  • Please maintain 6 feet distance between you and any other persons.
  • For safety reasons, please refrain from wearing jewelry adornment, except for religious or medical purposes.
  • Earplugs are recommended for class participants and observers. (available for sale on the first day of class)
  • Have respect for the art form, teacher (sensei), each other, the dojo (place we practice in), and the instruments.
  • Students will be requested to help set up instruments (first class of the day) and put away instruments (last class of the day).
  • Class will begin with a traditional greeting (“yoroshiku onegai shimasu”) and bow.
  • Please refrain from unnecessary talking during class. Time for questions will be provided at the end of class.
  • No gum chewing, smoking, eating, or drinking (except water) in class.
  • No video taping without prior permission from the instructor.
  • Audio tape recording a part of the lesson is permissible however, DO NOT let the tape recording affect your concentration in class.
  • Class will end with a traditional parting (“arigatoo gozaimashita”) and bow.
  • If you miss a class, call a classmate and find out what took place.
  • Relax, have fun, and be patient with yourself! It takes time and effort!

FOR ONLINE Classes:

  • All students must submit a signed Application & Liability Form before participating in class
  • All students must submit an Online Course Consent Form before participating in class.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Be prepared – have your playing surface & drumsticks set up prior to the start of class.
  • Have a water bottle nearby for break time.
  • Be on time and wait in the Zoom waiting room. Most classes are only 55 minutes.
  • Check your tech before the start of class.
  • During class, please MUTE your microphone unless asked to do otherwise.
  • Save questions for the end of class, raise your hand to be acknowledged OR type it in the “chat.”
  • Be present and engaged.
  • Refrain from eating during class.