Who are the workshops for?
Taikoz & The Joan Holiday Drum Workshops are for young artists aged 3 to 16 years who are keen to learn how to play the fascinating, awe-inspiring taiko! These introductory workshops will leave your young artist with a unique group experience that will energise, stimulate and excite. Prior musical training is not a requirement.
Who will be teaching the workshops?
The Taikoz members and associates who lead our workshops are all highly trained performers and teachers. Since 1997 Taikoz has developed an international reputation for vibrant performances that couple explosive energy and extreme dynamism with refinement and grace.
Awards include Limelight Best New Composition Award for Kaidan, Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award in recognition of Taikoz's commitment to Australian music and a Drover Award for regional touring and education.
What will I learn?
Musical games and learning short pieces of music are an important part of the Tiakoz workshop experience. Key areas of learning are:
Maintaining a beat
Sequencing and pattern-making
Developing aural memory, kinaesthetic awareness and physical coordination
Working together with others
Taiko playing is also great exercise. It is a musical activity that is challenging and fun, and offers wonderful benefits like reducing stress, aiding relaxation and inviting personal expression.
When are the workshops happening?
Tuesday 16 July:
10.00am or 10.45am, 30 mins for ages 3-7;
11.30am or 01.30pm, 60 mins for ages 8-12;
02.45pm or 04.00pm, 60 mins for ages 13-16.
What do I wear?
Wear casual clothing, something that you already have and feel comfortable to move in, e.g., dance tights and top, leotard and tights with skirt or shorts over the top, track pants and t-shirt/singlet top.
What do I bring?
Classes are brief an no food is to be brought into class. We recommend a water bottle of your own. Students with any allergies or other medical conditions should take appropriate precautions.