Workshops & Classes

“Introduction to Taiko”

Every year Arashi Daiko offers introductory taiko workshops to the general public.  No musical background or experience playing percussion is necessary.  You just need to be interested in trying this dynamic art form!  These workshops are generally open to people who are 14 years of age and older.  Even though taiko is quite physical and requires stamina, no need to worry about that; the workshops are demanding but we always respect everyone’s abilities and limitations. If your Workshop’s day says *FULL*, we will suscribe you to the waiting list and will communiate with you if a spot becomes available!

When are the 2017 workshops?

  • *FULL* Friday, September 15th, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • *FULL* Saturday, September 16th, 9:30am to 12:30pm
  • *FULL* Saturday, September 16th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • *FULL* Sunday, September 17th, 10:00am to 1:00pm

Cost? Each workshop is 40$ per person.

Where? All workshops will be held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center of Montreal, 8155 Rousselot, Montreal.

How to register for a workshop?

To register for an “Introduction to Taiko” workshop, please fill out the registration form.

Please make sure to include:

  • your full name
  • your phone number (in case we can’t reach you via email)
  • your 1 st and 2nd choice of workshop (specify the date and time for each workshop).

You will receive an email confirming if there is a space available for you and, if there is, the payment procedure will be specified in the email. Please note that your place will only be reserved once we receive your payment.


Weekly Classes

Weekly Classes for adults

We do offer weekly classes for adults but you must have taken the “Introduction to Taiko” workshop and we do not accept new students after the regular classes have started. Due to the limited number of spots available in the weekly classes at this time, a selection process will be held following the fall workshops. If you missed the last workshops, please join our mailing list to keep informed about our next workshops and upcoming performances.

Weekly Classes for kids (age 4 to 12)

Students are taught how to play the Japanese taiko, an instrument that comes in many sizes and is hit with large sticks or mallets. Classes begin with a warm up and children are taught the basic positions and methods of this style of drumming. Emphasis is placed on respect and discipline. All materials are provided; participants should wear comfortable clothes.

Schedule for kids classes (ages 4 to 12): Every Sunday morning, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. You must register in advance!
Cost: $5 per class
Location: Japanese Canadian Cultural Center of Montreal, 8155 Rousselot, Montreal
To register, or for more information: Please contact us via our contact form.