Taikokoro Inc presents

Building Endurance for Better Taiko -
At Home

6th Oct 2020 - 7th Oct 2020
Zoom Workshops by Shunichiro Kamiya


Tired of staying at home?

Miss playing taiko?

Taikokoro is hosting two Zoom workshops by the energetic Japanese Taiko professional, Shunichi Kamiya, that will help you prepare yourself and build strength to play taiko again.

From core muscle training, to lengthy air bachi exercises, he will share with you what he has been practicing at home to build endurance for playing taiko.

Day 1: Building PHYSICAL Strength

Day 2: Building TECHNICAL Strength

Shun is loved by the Australian taiko community having shared his passion for taiko and his energy for teaching in 2019.

Workshops conducted in Japanese with English translation. 


Ready to do it?  Click the button below and fill out the registration form!

Workshop Descriptions

The workshops will be conducted in Japanese with English translation by ZOOM.

After each session, there will also be an opportunity to chat with Shun for Q&A, as well as meet other participants.  These Workshop are interpreted by Yui

Session Schedule

Workshop 1 Building PHYSICAL Strength6th October, Tuesday
Workshop 2 Building TECHNICAL Strength7th October, Wednesday

All sessions are one hour in duration + Q&A starting at:

   8:00PM (Melbourne Time)

   7:00PM (Japan Time)

   Please check your local time

   Please enter 10 mins before the session starts every time.

What do I need?

  • Space to move and lie down, especially to spread your arms out to the side and above
  • Comfortable clothes that you can move and stretch in.
  • A device to connect to Zoom (link provided to participants 1 day before each session
  • Optional pen and paper if you’d like to take notes!
  • Water (stay hydrated).
  • Bachi for shime Daiko and Odaiko (or similar sizes of bachi)
  • Towel

Workshop Fee 

Per session, per person

Taikokoro Member A$12
(Ichiban, Niban, Rinjin & Gakkusei) 

Non-Member A$15

Not a member, and want to be?  View the benefits and sign up here

Register here!

*Please note that the workshop will be recorded and photographed and parts may be used in our socials  for promotion purposes. If you do not want to be seen, please let us know and we will edit your face out of the recorded footage. 

About Shunichiro Kamiya

Shunichiro Kamiya began playing taiko at age 9 with his community group, Takatana Matsuri Hozon Kai, participating in local events for various performances.

He later became a performing member for the professional troupe, Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble Kodo.

He now resides back in his home town in Aichi prefecture, specializing in the musical expression with taiko, shinobue (bamboo flute) and traditional folk dances, as well as directing stage performances, composing pieces, and holding workshops in various locations.

Shunichiro is also active in collaborating and networking with different artists, regardless of the genre, and has also been on long-run tours in different countries, counting over 500 theatre performances worldwide.

In 2017, he has founded ‘Matoi no Kai’, a gathering of Japanese culture enthusiasts from the same generation, who not only performs together, but values the exchange of ideas and networking within one another.

Taiko people in Melbourne and Cairns met Shun when he was in Australia in 2019.  He joined Australia Miyake Kai in a performance at the 2019 Japanese Summer Festival  at Federation Square in Melbourne.