7/17 Introductory Taiko Workshop

with Mark H Rooney

Saturday, July 17, 5 – 8 PM Eastern

Ever wonder what it’s like to play a drum with your whole body? Learn the powerful and dynamic art of Japanese drumming with Mark H Rooney. Taiko is a dynamic art form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time! No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! Ages 17 and up.

CAPACITY: maximum number of participants = 18

More relevant info:

We will be in the large studio (Studio 1) of the Dance Exchange and they have their own regulations for us to follow:
– capacity for the studio is currently 22 people
– masks must be worn while in the building
– we will be observing social distancing as possible
– we will need to clean and sanitize the studio after the workshop
– we cannot drum with windows open but we can open them between drumming
– we must sign in each time for contact tracing purposes (Mark will sign everyone in as a group)

As far as our own protocols:
– workshop size will be kept at 18 students (plus 1 instructor and 1-2 assistants)
– we will be rotating the drums but not sharing our drumsticks (which are sanitized prior to the workshop)
– instructors are all fully vaccinated

MARK H ROONEY has been studying, performing & teaching Taiko in the Eastern US, Japan and Europe for over 20 years. Questions? Contact Mark at markh@markhtaiko.com or visit markhtaiko.com.

$50.00 workshop

Event Details
  • Start Date
    July 17, 2021 5:00 pm
  • End Date
    July 17, 2021 8:00 pm
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