Do the walls shake when you play odaiko?
Does a hush fall over the crowd when you step up to the drum?
Does your 5-minute solo make time stand still?
No? Not yet?
Then this workshop is for YOU!
Odaiko is a challenging style, but it also defines the art of taiko for many players and audience members around the world. This workshop will take you “from couch to odaiko solo” – a chance to learn not just the basics but also building blocks for the kind of creative self-expression that is an essential part of odaiko playing.
Whether you are new to the form and looking to learn the basics or inspired to take your odaiko solo to the next level, don’t just play odaiko – odaiko LIKE A BOSS! In this workshop we will start with basic form and technique, learn multi-leveled drills to challenge any level of experience and build stamina and even explore the creative process for building solos.
We welcome anyone who has been through at least TWO series of our Rec Class or who has previous taiko experience to join us in this workshop. If you’re interested in signing up for the fall Advanced Skills Class, which will focus on odaiko, it’s HIGHLY recommended that you take this workshop first!
Take both of Mark’s summer workshops and save!
Take one workshop for $50, or two for $90!
July 21: Odaiko like a Boss!
July 28: Drills from Basic to Insane!
And don’t forget our Gomikan Workshop on July 28!
Make your own practice drum to use at home so that you’re ready to roll when our classes start up again in the fall!