Course Descriptions

Schedule Course Fee
Korean Changgo Hourglass Drum – MARYJO FRESHLEY (all levels)
Halla Huhm Studios
The Korean changgo is the predecessor to the Japanese katsugi/slingdrum. The heads produce  different pitch and timbre representing the harmony of man and woman. M-F (5 days)
9-10:45am
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)
Kagura Mai Basics (shrine dance move basics) – KYOSUKE SUZUKI (all levels)
Kagura Mai refers to an ancient type of shrine theatrical dance. Students will learn composure and balance as required in such dances as the  Japanese lion dance, Hyottoko, Modoki, Okame, etc. M-F (5 days)
3:15-5:00pm
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)
Shimedaiko – Edo-bayashi Techniques – KYOSUKE SUZUKI (all levels)
Edo-Bayashi shimedaiko technique is practical for all size drums. Taught by visiting instructor from the Wakayama Shachu of Tokyo. M-F (5 days)
5:15-7pm
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)
Beta Chudaiko (upright, medium-sized drum) Basics – KENNY ENDO (all levels)
Learn the upright style of taiko drumming. Easy to learn and requiring different technique from the slant style. M-F (5 days)
5:15 – 7pm
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)
Yokobue (Japanese transverse bamboo flute) – KYOSUKE SUZUKI (all levels)
The yokobue is the melodic instrument most commonly used in combination with the taiko because of its high pitch. Learn the basics, as well as some simple pieces. M-F (5 days)
7:15 – 9pm
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)
Japanese Festival Music  – SEAN SHIBATA (all levels)
Learn Festival Drumming from different parts of Japan including Fukuoka, Chiba, and others. Students will learn the taiko, kane (hand held gong), and fue (flute) parts of the ensemble. A fun, spirited class! M-F (5 days)
7:15 – 9pm
$170 (adults)
$150 (youth to age 17)

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