Mu Performing Arts taiko students who have successfully completed the Introductory Class may attend one or more of the weekly, ongoing taiko classes at or below their level. Pre-registration is not required for ongoing classes and students may join at any time. All students have the opportunity to perform in the annual student recital! See below for Tuition and Class Policies.
New Summer Session – Ongoing Classes
WEDNESDAY Evenings (Times Vary, details below)
Teacher: Michiko Buchanan
Focus: Kenka Yatai ‘fighting festival floats’
This piece was composed by Yoichi Watanabe of Amanojaku, well respected professional taiko group in Japan. There are many rough festivals in Japan and this song is about one of them. This is a great piece as a practice piece as well as a performing piece. This piece does not involve playing the physically demanding “yatai” style. Yatai means festival floats in Japanese, and has nothing to do with the performing style. There are parts for odaiko, nanme, beta, and shime. This is good for all levels
7:30 – 9:00pm
JUL: 13, 20
6:30 – 8:00pm
AUG: 17, 24
Fall Schedule will resume in September, schedule TBA.
ONGOING TAIKO CLASS TUITION (effective Jan 1, 2016):
• $180/10-Class Card; $100/5-Class Card.
• Taiko Class Cards are valid for 12 months and are nonrefundable and nontransferable
• Pay online or via check payable to “Mu Performing Arts” and given to instructor
• In the event of a class cancellation due to adverse weather conditions or instructor illness/emergency, the class will be notified via email. The cancellation will also be noted on the Class Calendar.
MINIMUM ENROLLMENTS/ADJUSTABLE CLASS LENGTHS
• The length of any given class will be reduced if the minimum class enrollment (5) is not met: 3-4 students/1 hour; 1-2 students/30 minutes; tuition for the reduced-length class remains the same – one stamp on your Taiko Class Card or the single class rate of $20
• If a class does not reach the minimum enrollment (5) for three consecutive sessions, it will be cancelled for the remainder of the semester.