Classes & Programs

Fushicho Daiko offers classes, workshops, artist in residence programs, interactive performances, and innovative specialty programs. We’ve worked with numerous schools and community groups throughout the region, and our flexible programs can be tailored for your school or group.

Try Taiko! Adult Beginner one time class: June 4, August 6

What: Try Taiko is a fun way to immerse yourself in loud, energetic group drumming. You know you want to! A great way to drum away  stress.
When:Sunday, May 7, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.  Contact us to reserve your spot, tickets not necessary, but a reservation is!
Cost: $20
How do I join?: All are welcome! Just get in touch.

Try Taiko! Children’s Beginner one time class:  June 4, August 6

What: Try Taiko is a fun way to immerse yourself in loud, energetic group drumming. Your kids will love it!  It’s a  great way to play music together, focus and try something new! Ages 5-12.
When:Sunday, May 7, 11:00 am -12 noon.  Contact us to reserve your spot, tickets not necessary, but a reservation is!
Cost: $15
How do I join?: All are welcome! Just get in touch.

Jumpy Kemushi

Adult Beginner Class: New session beginning Sundays, September 2017

What: This Introduction to Taiko class is for students starting from scratch or have just come to Phoenix from an out of state Taiko group. Every new student should start here to learn the dojo’s standard tunes and the basics of taiko.
When: Sundays, beginning September,  contact us to reserve your spot.
Cost: $70/month
How do I join?: All are welcome! Just get in touch

Children’s Beginner class:
Taking reservations for a new session

What: This class is for children, ages 5-12. Learn to play these big, loud, dynamic and exciting drums, and work together with other students to create big, loud, dynamic and exciting music! Taiko teaches teamwork, cooperation, following directions, small and large body movements, sequencing, reading music, learning about the Japanese culture and language, listening skills as well as strengthening right and left brain lateralization and pathways. Music has proven to increase Math scores and improve a students understanding of sequencing, so important in understanding literature and sciences. And Taiko happens to be incredibly fun! Here’s a clip of Kemushi, the intermediate children’s group, in action.
When: To be determined when roster is filled, minimum 8 students
Cost: $50/month (4 classes/month)
How do I join?: Just get in touch.

Gift Certificates for birthdays, anniversaries, and just because!

Give your friends and family the gift of music, fun and community!
Gift Certificates for one, two or more months of Taiko available. $70/month

Aozora (Community Group)

What: Aozora is for students who have learned the basics and know the core dojo repertoire. This group generally includes 8-12 members.
When: Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $70/month
How do I join?: Admission into this group is by Sensei/teacher invitation only.

Saboten (Community Group)

What:Student who have learned the basics and know the core dojo repertoire are also able to join Saboten. This group generally includes 8-12 members.
When: Fridays, 7-9pm
Cost: $70/month
How do I join?: Admission into this group is by Sensei/teacher invitation only.

Phoenix Taiko Kai (Community Group)

What: Phoenix Taiko Kai (PTK) typically includes 7-10 members and provides the members with more input in development and creation of repertoire.
When: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $70/month
How do I join?: Admission into this group is by group consensus / group invitation only

Kemushi Children’s Taiko (Advanced)

What: Students receive extensive training in technique, stage presence and repertoire. Fun and inclusive!
When: Saturdays, 1-2:30
Cost: $50/month
How do I join?: Admission into this group is by Sensei/teacher invitation only.

Residencies

One-month residency

Taught by Eileen Morgan, our one-month residency provides a school and its students a memorable musical/cultural experience. Every child in the school has the opportunity to spend 40-50 minutes with an artist, learning about the country and culture of Japan and playing the Taiko drums. The school selects a core grade level that will meet  from  2 – 5 times a week in order to gain a more in depth understanding and proficiency in the culture and in drumming.  This core group will provide a final culminating performance for the school and community.  Japanese art projects in all classrooms are encouraged at all grade levels to decorate the school during the residency and for the culminating event.

Two-week residency

A two-week residency usually has just 1 or 2 core classes with other grades participating in one class with the artist. A culminating event is available based upon core group proficiency and scheduling.

One-week residency

Our one-week residency is a demonstration of taiko for 2 or 3 grade levels without student participation in the final event. You can focus more on the cultural aspects of Japan with taiko as just one of them. This gives a school 20 class periods with an artist. A Fushicho Daiko performance is recommended for each residency as an introduction, or as part of the culminating event.

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