Who wants to play LOUD drums?! Taiko drums have been used in Japan for thousands of years for a variety of reasons. However, a relatively new form of taiko drumming is fast becoming a popular passion for drumming enthusiasts all over the world. Called kumi daiko, this form of drumming brings people together to play different taiko drums as an ensemble, with flashy, synchronized choreography.
Learn how to play taiko drums with our Beginner Taiko Classes. Classes are open to adults of all ages, musical backgrounds and experience. In fact, no experience is necessary. We will teach you everything from proper stance, how to hold the drum sticks, and striking technique, in addition to teaching you about the history and traditions of taiko.
Wear comfortable clothing and non-slip shoes like sneakers. It’s a good workout, so you may want to bring a bottle of water too.
The fee is $60 per four week session. Classes are 90 minutes, once a week on Wednesday nights. Students can begin in any session and will renew per session.
- Session 1: February 10, 17, 24 & March 2
- Session 2: March 9, 16, 23 & 30
- Session 3: April 6, 13, 20 & 27
- Session 4: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
- Session 1: June 1, 8, 15 & 22
For more information, please contact KyoDaiko at email@example.com. For registration assistance, please contact Shofuso staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for a special Members-Only Night and enjoy a Japanese musical instrument demonstration and performance by our resident musicologist Paul Butler.
Primarily specializing in European medieval and renaissance music where he has taught, performed, and made instruments for over 20 years, Paul Butler expanded his interests into Japanese traditional music five years ago. He performs primarily on koto, with forays into shakuhachi and shamisen, and composed and recorded the soundtrack for the Shofuso DVD. He currently teaches and performs taiko drumming with KyoDaiko, the Philadelphia Taiko Ensemble.
This is an exclusive event for members of Shofuso. Click here for more information and to become a member!
Members enjoy special benefits this week including free guest admission, 20% off at our gift shop, and a free gift while supplies last! For information on membership and it’s benefits click here.
Shofuso and Ikebana International Chapter 71 celebrate the opening of this year’s Fifth Annual Summer Ikebana Exhibition with a light reception. This event is exclusive to Shofuso members—for more information on the benefits of being a member of Shofuso, and to register, click here.