Bounce like Bonten
3 masterclasses series
Kobayashi Masataka San
Is the leader of Bonten, a world-famous taiko-group, and the author of Yorokai's most favorite songs. His taiko music is rich and orchestral and his team plays with a joyful lightness while in total unison. Kobayashi san's support has been crucial in launching Yorokai and now he takes his engagement to yet another level by treating Yorokai with a full week of intense training. We are happy and proud to share this privilege and honor with everybody!
Content & Gaifu
Kobayashi san will share his methods and techniques while building up Gaifu. Gaifu is -as you could guess- one of Yorokai's favorite songs. Kobayashi san will be accompanied by one if his professional Bonten-players ánd by a translator, so he will have all the tools to bring his message across.
Gaifu has several levels of difficulty, making it accessible to a wide range of players. You can enjoy Bonten's bouncing performance of Gaifu in this video. Kobayashi san also empowered Yamatai, a taiko group in New York. Their version of Gaifu is on YouTube.
Planning & difficulty
This series consists of three consecutive evening classes. Class starts at 19:30 -sharp- but you are welcome from 19:00. We don't have to load or unload any drums, so we can use all our time for playing and learning.
The difficulty level will increase every day, building up from a one-year-of-Yorokai-classes- level on day 1 to as-advanced-as-possible on day 3. Feel free to step in at the level that feels appropriate and to assess after each class if the next class is beneficial for you. Class 3 is reserved for advanced players only.
50 euro for 1 class
90 euro for 2 classes
120 euro for 3 classes
Want to join?
Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mobile number and dates you want to participate.