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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 Intermediate Class

St. Louis Osuwa Taiko's Intermediate 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

This is a great activity for kids! Learn coordination, music, and endurance. Occasionally, participants may have the opportunity to perform.

Age ranges and schedule will vary to accommodate the most participants, so sign up!

When and Where?

Dates: Tuesdays

Time: 5:45 - 7:00 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!

(Make sure that e-mail from @stltaiko.com will not be caught in your spam filter.)

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

In this special session of youth taiko, The Strike Institute has collaborated with St. Louis Osuwa Taiko to offer Strike students a discount on continuing their taiko education. Normally $160, sign up here to get a $40 discount. ELIGIBLE FOR 2016 and 2017 STRIKE INSTITUTE PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

This session will culminate with a performance at the St. Louis Botanical Gardens Japanese Festival alongside St. Louis Osuwa Taiko on September 3rd at 6:40 pm!

Rehearsals are scheduled for Thursdays from 5:45-7:00 pm. Students must attend 6 of these 8 rehearsals. The mandatory dress rehearsal is on Thursday, August 31st.

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

When and Where?

Dates: Thursdays

Time: 5:45-7:00

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