Adult Beginning Class

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko's Adult Beginning Class is for those of you who want to play taiko but don't have much experience, or who can't devote 10+ hours per week to taiko. You will learn the basics of sticking, kata (form), movement, theory, and rhythms of taiko, plus some pieces you can play.

In addition to the benefits of good exercise that taiko provides, it helps improve self-awareness, rhythm, and concentration. It can also relieve stress and is a lot of fun!

When and Where?

Dates: Sundays

Time: 1:00-3:00PM

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Adult Advanced Class

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko's Adult Advanced Class is for those of you who have successfully completed at least one Adult Beginning Class session. You will refine your skills in the basics of sticking, kata (form), movement, theory, and rhythms of taiko, and add more songs to your repertoire. Opportunities will be available to practice and perform with the performance group and to become a member of the performance group if you want!

In addition to the benefits of good exercise that taiko provides, it helps improve self-awareness, rhythm, and concentration. It can also relieve stress and is a lot of fun!

When and Where?

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 5:45-7:00 pm

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Taiko Lite

Taiko Lite is a less strenuous introduction to taiko. This Taiko Lite Class will focus on having fun while improving coordination and strength through taiko rhythms and movements. We will also work on balancing both sides of the body. The history of taiko, in particular Osuwa Daiko, will also be covered.

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Youth Class

To teach youths basic taiko skills including: drills, simple songs, rhythms, musical and drum terms. The history of taiko, in particular Osuwa Daiko, will also be covered.

When and Where?

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5:45 - 6:45 PM

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Adult Workshop

Sign up for our introductory workshop on the art of Japanese drumming! This 2 hour workshop will teach you the basics of how to use your bachi (drumsticks) to hit taiko with grace and power. Intended for anyone ages 16 and up, it is a great way to learn about the art of taiko and see if you want to enroll in one of our longer-running classes. Advanced registration is required and participation is limited, so sign up as soon as possible!

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When and Where?

Dates: Saturday

Time: 10:00 am - noon

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Youth Workshop

Sign up for our introductory workshop on the art of Japanese drumming! This 90-minute workshop will teach you the basics of how to use your bachi (drumsticks) to hit taiko with grace and power. Intended for youths ages 5-15, it is a great way to learn about the art of taiko together and see if you want to enroll in one of our longer-running classes. Advanced registration is required and participation is limited, so sign up as soon as possible!

When and Where?

Dates: Saturday

Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

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STRAIKO

The Strike Institute has collaborated with St. Louis Osuwa Taiko to offer Strike students a unique opportunity to rehearse and perform at the 2016 St. Louis Botanical Gardens Japanese Festival alongside St. Louis Osuwa Taiko on September 4 at 7:00 pm!

Rehearsals are scheduled for Sundays from 3:30-5:00 pm on July 31, August 7, 14, and 21st. Students must attend 3 of these 4 rehearsals. The mandatory dress rehearsal is on Sunday, August 28 from 3:30-5:00pm.

Students will memorize two pieces, including performance kata. Your instructor will be the artistic director of Osuwa Taiko—Andrew Thalheimer.

When and Where?

Dates: Sundays

Time: 3:30-5:00 pm

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