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. And all students have the opportunity to perform in the annual student recital! See below for Tuition and Class Policies. Email Cathie Van Danacker (cathie@muperformingarts.org) for further information.

LEVEL 1/2 - FALL
Prerequisites: Introductory Taiko or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Sundays, 7:30-9:00pm
Instructor:
Michiko Todokoro Buchanan
SEP: 7 - 14 - 21 - 28
OCT: 5 - 12 - 19 - 26
NOV: 2 - 9 - 23 (No Class Nov 16 & 30)
DEC: 7 - 14 (No Class Dec 21 & 28)

LEVEL 2 - FALL
Prerequisites: Level 1 or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
Instructor: Heather Jeche
SEP: 3 - 10 - 17 - 24
OCT: 1 - 8 - 15 - 22 - 29
NOV: 5 - 19 (No Class Nov 12 & 26)
DEC: 3 - 10 - 17 (No Class Dec 24 & 31)

LEVEL 2/3 - FALL
Prerequisites: Level 1 or Level 2 or previous taiko experience; instructors' permission
Sundays, 6:00-7:30pm
Instructor:
Jennifer Weir
SEP: 7 - 14 - 21 - 28 (No Class Sep 7)
OCT: 5 - 12 - 19 - 26
NOV: 2 - 9 - 23 (No Class Nov 16 & 30)
DEC: 7 - 14 (No Class Dec 21 & 28)

LEVEL 3 - FALL
Saturdays, 10:30am-Noon
Prerequisites: Level 2 or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Instructors: Cathie VanDanacker
SEP: 6 - 13 - 20 - 27
OCT: 4 - 11 - 18 - 25
NOV: 1 - 8 - 22 (No Class Nov 15 & 29)
DEC: 6 - 13 (No Class Dec 20 & 27)

TAIKO FOR LIFE - FALL
Prerequiste: Introductory Taiko
• This multi-level, recreational, non-recital focused class will take a holistic, body/mind sensitive approach to the art of taiko using standard Mu Daiko taiko program exercises and repertoire.
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00pm
Instructor:
Iris Shiraishi
SEP: 2 - 9 - 16 - 23 - 30
OCT: 7 - 14 - 21 - 28
NOV: 4 - 11 - 18 (No Class Nov 25)
DEC: 2 - 9 - 16 (No Class Dec 23 & 30)

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ONGOING TAIKO CLASS TUITION (effective Aug 22, 2013):
• $150/10-class card; $90/5-class card.
• Taiko Class Cards are valid for 6 months and are nonrefundable and nontransferable
• Pay online or via check payable to "Mu Performing Arts" and given to instructor
CLASS CANCELLATIONS
• 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.

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