Wednesday 20 October from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 27 October from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 3 November from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 10 November from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 17 November from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 24 November from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday 1 December from 1pm to 2pm
Our online Elements classes are designed for students with some taiko playing experience.
Elements classes focus on the integration of movement of bachi, arms and body, good sound production, development of speed, endurance, breath control, and a solid sense of rhythm.
Key learning points are:
Studying a variety of traditional taiko styles
Learning the accompanying kuchi shoga (taiko rhythm vocals)
Learning and practicing a musical composition
Practicing pieces called renshu that involve specific musical and technical challenges
Developing general musicianship
Short discussions and observations about traditional taiko styles
Learning about aspects of Japanese culture and taiko history
Our new online lunchtime class is in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and is a means to engage students who are unable to attend our regular studio classes. From time to time we will adjust the class content according to student's needs.
You will receive more information about the class once you have booked in.
You will also need to check that your internet is a strong and stable connection, as this suits the format of the class and will make for a more satisfying experience.
Please ensure you have a practice pad (drum pad)
Bachi or drumsticks for the practice pad
Enough space around you for stretching and basic single drum practice
We recommend that you wear comfortable gym like clothing
Your safety is our highest priority while in attendance at the Australian Taiko Academy.
Class numbers: Class numbers to be restricted to 13 participants per class. This is to keep within the required social distancing regulations.
Arrival: Please arrive a maximum of 5mins before class to avoid a build up of people waiting outside the dojo door
Hand washing: Students must wash their hands before leaving home to travel to the dojo
Hand sanitiser: Students are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitiser to class. Hand sanitiser will also be provided at the dojo. Please use sanitiser on arrival for class and also afterwards.
Face Masks: From week two of Term 3 all students are to wear face masks during class Physical contact: No physical contact is to be made when greeting other students or during class.
Signing in: Teachers will tick off students names at the start of class, rather than students doing this themselves on arrival. In consideration of others, we recommend you have the COVID app.
Monitoring of health: Please actively monitor your own health. Any students who are unwell should not attend class and should seek medical advice.
Notification of illness: Students must notify Taikoz via email if they undertake a Covid-19 test and must not attend class until test results are obtained and the result is negative.
Please click here to download our full COVID Safety policy.