WORKSHOP SKILL LEVELS:
You are welcome to register for any of the workshops below, but skill level recommendations are included to optimize your workshop experience. We understand that years of experience may not equate to skill level, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about prerequisites for specific workshops.
ALL: Open to all attendees regardless of skill level.
BEGINNER: Recommended for taiko students with 1-3 years of experience
INTERMEDIATE: Recommended for taiko students with 2-4 years of experience
ADVANCED: Recommended for taiko students with 4+ years of experience
YOUTH: Primarily targeted towards students 17 or under
NATC will provide most drumming equipment for most workshops and mini intensives as requested by workshop instructors. However, attendees are encouraged to bring their own BACHI (taiko sticks) as appropriate for each workshop. If you do not own your own pair of special bachi (ie shime bachi, okedo bachi, etc) we will have vendors onsite at the Taiko Marketplace where you can purchase bachi for your workshops. Additionally, NATC does not provide flutes for fue workshops. If you are enrolling in a fue workshop, please bring your own flute.
The Taiko Community Alliance (TCA) is proud to offer two workshop enrollment options for NATC 2017. Please read through both options carefully.
This is the traditional NATC workshop offering. Registrants will have the option of selecting 3 workshops and 1 discussion session over 5 workshop sessions. All workshops will take place on Friday August 11th and Saturday August 12th. New for 2017, discussion sessions will be offered during the regular conference time slots, and participants are encouraged to sign up for 3 performance based workshops and 1 capacity building or discussion based workshop.
New this year to the NATC, we are proud to present three mini-intensives, which are designed to give seasoned taiko players a more focused and in-depth learning experience. Mini-intensives are conducted over four workshop sessions and participants will be studying with the same instructor(s), Friday and Saturday of NATC.