Los Angeles Taiko Institute's newest teacher, Isaku Kageyama, is featured in a TaikoSource interview about his composition, Rei, commissioned by Asano Taiko US for performance by UnitOne. Check it out!
Isaku Kageyama 8-Week Odaiko Course!
The 8-Week Odaiko Course will cover:
1. Fundamental Odaiko technique for dynamic form and solid sound
2. Ensemble performance techniques for executing pieces in common contemporary taiko settings
3. Improvisational techniques for flexibility and musical expression.
Participants will learn two pieces - “Agari Yatai” by Yoichi Watanabe, and “Rhythm of Your Soul” by Isaku Kageyama. Participants can expect to gain a deeper understanding of both fundamental and applied Odaiko techniques.
I'm very excited about my next term, beginning mid-February! In addition to fundamentals courses, I'm offering advanced naname choreography, Tally Ho!, and a four-part Jack Bazaar year-long course!
See all the courses at http://taiko.la/learn-taiko.
Here's to more taiko progress in 2016!
Yuta has released his 2016 January Weekly Schedule!
Go to Learn Taiko to see the list of new 12-week courses. Click on the links to find out more about them and sign up online (before the class gets filled!).
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets to the recital! We have SOLD OUT!!
@The Armstrong Theater in the Torrance Cultural Arts Center
Staff and students of Asano Taiko US and LATI (Los Angeles Taiko Institute) present contemporary and traditionally inspired taiko repertoire in their end-of-year recital. Music is interspersed with explanations of the roots and context of taiko, a demonstration of the "kuchishoga" aural teaching method, taiko making and commentary on the challenges of learning Japanese drums.
Free taiko trial lesson!! at Los Angeles Taiko Institute/ASANO TAIKO U.S.
Fri Oct 23 7:00pm-8:00pm
Sat Oct 24 4:00pm-5:00pm
Sun Oct 25 5:00pm-6:00pm
Mon Oct 26 7:00pm-8:00pm
Wed Oct 28 7:00pm-8:00pm
Please RSVP:ASANO TAIKO U.S.
20909 S. Western Ave.Torrance,CA 90501