Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member of Denver Taiko?
Denver Taiko, on occasion, will invite interested individuals to observe our practices and participate in our six-month Apprenticeship Program. Because we are a self-taught group, and because we have 25-30 performances per year, we can only accommodate individuals with some taiko and/or musical background.
Denver Taiko holds a taiko workshop every year when time permits. Please contact us if you would like to be on our email list for notification of workshops.
I would like Denver Taiko to perform for an upcoming event. Are you available and how much do you charge for a performance?
Please read our performance guidelines on our Performances page. We try to accommodate every request for a performance that we receive. We have performed around Colorado and in neighboring states such as Wyoming, Kansas, and Nebraska. Most performance requests are for 20-45 minute sets and we can do audience participation if so desired. It is difficult for us to perform during normal business hours on weekdays due to unavailability of members who are either working or in school. If you would like to request a performance, please fill out a Performance Request Form with the prospective date, time, desired length of performance, and a brief description of your event.
Do you have any CD's, DVD's , or video tapes of Denver Taiko for sale?
Our first CD, "Ichi Go Ichi E" was released in 1999. Our second CD, "Tabi" was released in 2011 and will be available for purchase very soon. We do not have any DVD's or video tapes of our performances for sale. More information about purchasing our CDs will be posted soon.
Where do you practice, and how often do you practice?
We are housed in the Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple located in downtown Denver, and we practice in the basement of the temple every Tuesday and Sunday for two hours. Practice sessions consist of warm-up, drills, and rehearsing for upcoming performances.
Do you rent or borrow out your drums?
Due to the cost of acquiring new drums and repairing current drums, Denver Taiko does not rent out our equipment.