Summer Taiko Intensive 2016

July 18-22, 2016 (5 days, Mon – Fri)

Honolulu, Hawai’i*

Location: Washington Middle School
1633 S. King Street, Honolulu, HI 96826 (corner of King & Punahou Streets)
FREE parking is in the school King Street lot ONLY. Enter from King Street.

*Short term inexpensive housing recommendations available upon request

Courses are appropriate for ALL skill levels.

An individual enrolling in 4 or more courses qualifies for 10% OFF of the total course fee . (For online payments, the discount will be refunded after the initial payment.)

2016 Summer Taiko Intensive

Course Description Schedule Course Fee
Coming to ONE from ZERO – PJ HIRABAYASHI (all levels)
No matter your taiko skill set, PJ takes you on an exhilarating process of building from zero to raise your awareness of how you connect with the drum, ensemble, and community. M-F(5 days) 9-10:45am $160 (adults)$140 (youth to age 17)
Edo-bayashi Technique – KENNY ENDO (all levels)
Applying Edo-Bayashi technique to different size of drums and maximizing the sound of the drums. M-F(5 days) 11:00am-12:45pm $160 (adults)$140 (youth to age 17)
Introduction to Shamisen – PATRICK OIYE (all levels)
??? M-F(5 days) 2pm-3:45pm $160 (adults)$140 (youth to age 17)
Poly-rhythms of West Africa – KAPONO CIOTTI (all levels)
A musical and cultural experience with multi-part drumming from Senegal, Mali, and Guinea. This course will explore traditional rhythms and the cultural aesthetics that they emerge from. The experience will expose participants to ancient rhythms used in ceremony and celebration and then explore their potential application to the broader drumming tradition M-F(5 days) 4-5pm $100 (adults)$90 (youth to age 17)
Key to your “Ki” and Your Ripples – PJ HIRABAYASHI (all levels)
What’s at the center of your taiko technique and style of playing? PJ guides you to tap into your embodied wisdom and authentic power. M-F(5 days) 5:15-7pm $160 (adults)$140 (youth to age 17)
Taking it Back to Basics with Michael Gonhata (all levels)
Improve your overall naname mechanics. Primary focus on gaining maximum efficiency and fluid hitting while developing clean tones at different volumes. M-F(5 days) 7:15-9pm $160 (adults)$140 (youth to age 17)