Public Workshops

You’ve seen San Jose Taiko play – now it’s your turn! Join fellow taiko enthusiasts in learning the basics of SJT’s style in a fun and engaging three-hour workshop.  It's more than fun; it’s an opportunity to connect with community, find inspiration in an open and positive environment, and experience the personal empowerment inherent in taiko.

After hearing a brief history of taiko, participants learn a song based on fundamental stance, rhythms, and technique. No taiko experience is necessary, but participants must be at least 15 years old and capable of fairly rigorous physical activity.

 

Upcoming Public Workshops

All dates and times are subject to change.

Sunday, August 19, 2018 -- 10:00AM-1:00pm

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -- 10:00AM-1:00PM

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -- 1:00-4:00PM

Adult workshops are $50 per participant plus processing fees.  Enrollment is limited to 15 participants.


Through a relaxed and fun atmosphere, the workshops introduce you to music-making, mind-body connection, and respect for the art. San Jose Taiko’s instructors and performers are masters of the art, patient and encouraging.”
”It was so fun to hear them play and to listen to their descriptions of the history and philosophy of taiko. When it came time for our turn, the entire class was mesmerized by the feeling of playing the big drums. I couldn’t believe we could make music together after only 3 hours!