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    Taiko Drumming Lessons with Isaku Kageyama

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    Class Overview

    Hello and thank you for checking out my taiko drumming class. I offer one-on-one private lessons and small group lessons at my drum studio in San Pedro. Keeping class sizes small (1-3 students) allows me to tailor each class to the specific needs of the student. Whether you're holding a pair of drumsticks for the first time, or a seasoned veteran looking for specific advice, please feel free to reach out and discuss how I might be able to help.

    About Isaku Kageyama -
    Isaku Kageyama holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a California Teaching Credential in Music. He currently teaches at Los Angeles Taiko Institute.

    From 2011-2014, Isaku was the resident taiko instructor at Wellesley University and the University of Connecticut, and has held taiko clinics at Berklee, Stanford, Brown, Cornell, the North American Taiko Conference in 2011 and 2015, and the East Coast Taiko Conference from 2011-2015. He has held workshops across the US, Japan, UK, and Brazil.

    As a music educator, Isaku completed his Student Teaching in LA Unified School District, and has taught after school programs at Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Quincy Jones Elementary School, and Yokohama International School.

    10 Years old and above

    English and Japanese

    No Requirements

    Drumsticks will be provided for the first class

    Curriculum for this class

    Taiko Primer

    This class is perfect for those picking up a pair of drumsticks for the first time. It requires no prior musical experience, and is open to ages 10 and over. A typical one hour class involves learning how to grip the drumsticks, getting into stance, and going over the mechanics of playing the drums. Participants learn basic rhythms, and individual feedback is provided on how to improve. By the end of the class, you will be playing taiko music!

    Learn how to grip the drumsticks, stance, mechanics for playing the drums

    Learn basic rhythms and how to play them accurately

    Exploration of various taiko drumming styles

    Historical background of taiko drumming

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