SPRING 2014

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!

PASSING THE BEAT 2014: A Mu Daiko Student Recital
June 21-22, 2014
Sabes Jewish Community Center, Mpls

See below for Tuition and Class Policies. Email Taiko Programs Director Iris Shiraishi (iris@muperformingarts.org) for further information.

LEVEL 1
Prerequisites: Introductory Taiko or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm
Instructor:
Michiko Todokoro Buchanan
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17 (No class June 24)

NEW!!! Sundays, 2-3:30 pm NEW!!!!
Instructor: Cathie Van Danacker
Apr 6, 13, 27 (No class Apr 20)
May 4, 11, 18 (No class May 25)
June 1, 8, 15 (No classes June 22, 29)

LEVEL 2
Prerequisites: Level 1 or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Wednesdays, 6:30-8 pm
Instructor: Heather Jeche
Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18 No class June 25)

Saturdays, 10:30 am–Noon
Instructor: Iris Shiraishi
Apr 5, 12, 19 (No class Apr 26)
May 3, 10, 17, 31 (No class May 24)
June 7, 14, 21 (No class June 28)

LEVEL 3
Prerequisites: Level 2 or previous taiko experience; instructors’ permission
Tuesdays, 8-9:30 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Weir
Apr 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17 (No class June 24)

Sundays, 10:30 am-Noon
Instructor: Cathie Van Danacker
Apr 6, 13, 27 (No class Apr 20)
May 4, 11, 18 (No class May 25)
June 1, 8, 15 (No classes June 22, 29)

TAIKO FOR LIFE/RECREATIONAL TAIKO
Prerequiste: Introductory Taiko
• This multi-level, 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.
Saturdays, 9-10:30 am
Instructor: Iris Shiraishi
Apr 5, 12 (No classes Apr 19, 26)
May 3, 10, 17, 31 (No class May 24)
June 7, 14, 21 (No class June 28)

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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 from the date of first use 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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