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2013 Four-Day Odaiko Gasshuku Intensive

We are pleased to announce that the 2013 Four-Day Odaiko Gasshuku Intensive will be lead by Grand Champion, 2002 All Japan Odaiko Contest, Tiffany Tamaribuchi. This is a great opportunity to learn Odaiko.  No Experience Necessary! We look forward to welcoming you to 2013 Taiko Baka!
FOUR DAYS of continuous workshops throughout the weekend plus individual feedback sessions. Full-on traditional Japanese style program with instructors who have earned a place on stage as solo artists and with professional groups in Japan.
The opportunity to play on the largest ensemble of traditionally crafted Odaiko in North America featuring the largest Asano Nagado Odaiko in North America.
FOUR DAYS of training – 1 pm Friday, January 18th to 1 pm Monday, January 21st
2121 Blumenfeld Dr. Sacramento, CA 95815 (Participants will train and sleep in the dojo.)
Tiffany is passionate about and deeply values the training she received touring and performing with some of the top professional Japanese artists and groups in the world. Knowing how invaluable yet often difficult to obtain and prohibitively expensive that level of training can be, Taiko Baka Intensives were created so that more people could benefit from the knowledge and experience she and other staff members have gained. It’s one of the closest experiences to living and training as a Pro Wadaiko drummer you can have outside of Japan.
Champion of the of the 2002 OTAIKO Hibike All Japan Odaiko Contest and a finalist in the first Tokyo International Ippon-Uchi Odaiko Competition, Tiffany is widely recognized as one of the best instructors and workshop facilitators in North America. Her Odaiko workshops at events like the North American Taiko Conference, Taiko Camp, and the Regional Taiko Gatherings are always filled to capacity, and she is truly TAIKO BAKA!
…Learn how to play really skillful Odaiko ji
…Make a quantum leap in your abilities as a soloist and performer
…Receive deeper instruction and application of learning than can be had in just one session
…Broaden your perspectives and concepts around what it means to train and perform
…Have the opportunity to connect, train, and play with taiko drummers from all over the world.
Tiffany Tamaribuchi - Grand Champion, 2002 All Japan Odaiko Contest. With her two signature strengths of power and form, Tamaribuchi was proclaimed by contest judges to have "a perfect hit." Having taught hundreds of workshops, Tamaribuchi has honed her technique and instruction. She brings 22 years experience touring and training professionally with several top companies and folk artists throughout Japan.
“Encourage people to stay in the dojo rather than getting a hotel – it greatly adds to the experience and the camaraderie.”
If paid in full by November 30th, the fee for the main intensive is $495 per person. If paid in full by December 14th, the fee is $525. After December 15th, the fee is $550. A non-refundable deposit of $175 must be submitted with your registration form. All fees must be paid in full by December 31st.
This intensive is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. The fee includes all of your food during the intensive, all instruction sessions and a space at the dojo to set up a sleeping bag, apprentice-style. Showers are provided off-location. You are responsible for your own bedding, hand and bath towel.
Lodging across the street at an Extended Stay America is available but NOT INCLUDED. You are welcome to stay there, but you pay the extra cost.
The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE your transportation to the dojo. If you fly into Sacramento, you must arrange for transportation to and from the airport. Limited shuttle van service may be provided but is not guaranteed.
SuperShuttle: (800) BLUE VAN (800-258-3826) Yellow Cab: (916) 444-2222 Sacramento Airport Taxi: (916) 222-7766
Odaiko bachi are required for this intensive. Custom TAIKOBAKA Odaiko bachi are available for advance purchase. Order forms for bachi will be sent upon receipt of all registration materials.
*18-25? Limited youth scholarship opportunities available! (More Information at our website)
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