Special Taiko Workshop by Mr. Hiro HAYASHIDA (6)


Please contact us (enquiry@hibikiya.com.sg) if you have any questions.

- Please fill in the form in English. Not in Japanese or Chinese. If you have difficulty using a smartphone, please try with a computer.

- If you join many sessions, we will try to give you some discounts. Please contact us before you register.


Born in Nagasaki and was an active member of internationally-renowned taiko group, KODO, for seven years from 1985 and performed on more than 800 stages all over the world. Became a solo player in 1991 and was a member of Takio Ito (most famous Minyo singer in Japan) and TAKIO BAND for two years.
Hayashida is an excellent player as well as a composer and producer. He is an artist who has the musical ability to create compositions that are very difficult to find in the taiko world. He, especially has the rare ability to produce musical taiko ensembles that is one-of-kind in this genre of music.
Hayashida was invited to play at various international events such as the WTO Show in Singapore, Japan Week ’97 in the Netherlands, Expo 2000 in Hanover, the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in France, 50th Anniversary Concert of Doudou N’Diaye Rose UNESCO’s World Heritage and a leading African percussionist in Senegal. He has also done a lot of work in Japan including composing, arranging and directing taiko scenes in works by renowned theatrical writer, Soh Kuramoto, The Convoy Show and Takeshi Kitano’s movie, Zatoichi. In 2004, he was invited toplay with his group, ZI-PANG, at the Award Ceremony of the Japanese Academy Award. In 2008 he produced the opening and closing ceremonies of the Short Short Film Festival and was highly praised by Amon Miyamoto. And the Taiko Entertainment "Hiroyuki Hayashida and ZI-PANG" was produced synthetically. With his unique ability and technique, he has received recognition in Japan as well.
Especially, he is a leading player of the Katsugi Okedaiko, a unique shouldering taiko. Also he is a pioneer player of the instrument and his unique technique is something that no one can easily follow. He composes music and holds workshops all over Japan as well. He released a manual video and also started producing new type of taiko with a renowned taiko maker. In 2003, he develops Electronic Katsugi Okedaiko with a international electronic musical instrument manufacturer. And "Katsugi Okedaiko 21 Century Model was developed jointly by him and a biggest taiko manufacturer, and the revolutionary functionality was admitted, and it won Japan Good Design award in 2004. In 2011, worldwide percussion instrument manufacturer [REMO] sold his signature model "Katsugi Okedaiko". With his ideas and foresight, he never stops being a pioneer in the taiko world. As a solo taiko player as well as a composer and producer, Hayashida is a one and only taiko player and keeps having a big influence on the world of taiko.

(A) Schedule & Fees:

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(1) Saturday, 19th March 2016
14:00-17:00 / OKEDO CLUB Members’ session ♪SHINRA 1 (OKEDO CLUB Members only)
19:00-22:00 / ♪One Beat (OKEDO, Nagado, Shime, Shinobue) Anyone can join

(2) Sunday, 20th March 2016
10:00-13:00 / OKEDO INTRO (Anyone can join)
15:00-18:00 / OKEDO Step-up +♪KUMO (Anyone can join together with INTRO)
20:00-22:00 / SHIME ♪TEN TEN TSUKU (Review session for only past WS participants)

Monday: NO WS

(3) Tuesday, 22nd March 2016
19:00-22:00 / OKEDO, Nagado, Shime ♪WITH2-part1(Anyone can join. For OKEDO, you must join INTRO + STEP-UP)

(4) Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
19:00-22:00 / OKEDO CLUB Members’ session ♪SHINRA 2 (OKEDO CLUB Members only)

(5) Thursday, 24th March 2016
19:00-22:00 / SET INTRO (Anyone can join)

(6) Friday, 25th March 2016 (GOOD FRIDAY)
10:00-13:00 / SET Step-up +♪KUMO (Anyone can join together with INTRO)
14:00-17:00 / SET Intensive +♪TENKUKAI (You need to join INTRO + Step-up as well.)
19:00-22:00 / SET CLUB Members’ session ♪HIFUMI (SET CLUB Members only)

(7) Saturday, 26th March 2016
10:00-13:00 / SET, ODAIKO and OKEDO ♪TENKUKAI (Past WS participants and SET Intensive participants this time)
14:00-17:00 / OKEDO, Nagado, Shime ♪WITH2-part2 (You must join both part 1 & part2)
19:00-22:00 / OKEDO, Nagado ♪Groove (Beginners or Intermediate/TBC)

(8) Sunday, 27th March 2016
10:00-13:00 / Shime Intro (anybody can join)
14:00-17:00 / Shime Step-up (you need to join the Intro, too.)
18:00-20:00 / Shime Intensive (You need to join both Intro & Step-up in order to join this.)

(B) Bachi (sticks) Rental and Sales:

*Please bring your own bachi if you have. For SET&SHIME sessions, lighter and not so fat/long bachi such as HO (magnolia) and maple are ideal. If you are not sure whether your bachi is suitable for the WS, please feel free to bring and ask me. Bachi rental (S$10/session for OKEDO bachi and S$5/session for the other sessions) and sales are available. We recommend you get your own pair if you are thinking to continue playing certain instruments. We have standard bachi as well as Hayashida-san’s MODEL bachi. More details will be on the PEATIX site.

(C) DISCOUNT: Various discounts are available (for club members and repeaters). Please contact me if you are not sure which price is for you.

- My TAIKO Discount (OKEDO / SHIME DAIKO only)

*If you bring your own OKEDO-DAIKO or SHIMEDAIKO for the workshop(s), S$20 will be deducted from the total amount. If you can allow other people to use your instrument during theses when you are not attending, another S$30 (Total S$50) will be deducted from the total amount. This does NOT apply if we have enough instruments and don’t require extra. Please indicate the size of the OKEDO, if you are able to do this, on the form.

Mar 19 - Mar 27, 2016
[ Sat ] - [ Sun ]
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Only ② with SHINOBUE: MAX 50 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $50.00
Only ② with NAGADO or SHIME: MAX S$80 (before discount) SOLD OUT $80.00
Only ⑧ SET INTRO SOLD OUT $120.00
WITH2 Package (Nagado or Shime) ⑥ & ⑬ SOLD OUT $160.00
SET (intro + step-up) ⑧&⑨ SOLD OUT $240.00
OKEDO (intro + step-up) ③&④ SOLD OUT $200.00
⑧⑭ & ⑮ SOLD OUT $270.00
SHIME INTENSIVE ⑮⑯⑰: MAX S$300 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $300.00
INTRO PACKAGE ③⑧ and ⑮: S$320 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $320.00
①②⑤ and ⑦: MAX S$320 (before discount) SOLD OUT $320.00
OKEDO INTENSIVE ③④⑥⑬: MAX S$360 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $360.00
⑥⑧⑬ & ⑮: MAX S$380 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $380.00
SET INTENSIVE ⑧⑨⑩⑫: MAX S$440 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $440.00
②⑥⑬⑭(Beginners)⑮ & ⑯ SOLD OUT $490.00
①⑥⑦⑫⑬ and ⑮: MAX S$500 (before discount) SOLD OUT $500.00
③④⑥⑫⑬ & ⑮: MAX S$540 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $540.00
②⑤⑫⑮⑯ & ⑰: MAX S$540 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $540.00
②③④⑥⑬⑮⑯ & ⑰: MAX S$740 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $740.00
All except ③④⑧⑨ & ⑭: MAX S$1,080 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $1,080.00
All : from "22 Mar" ⑥ : MAX $1,120 (before discount) SOLD OUT $1,120.00
All except ③④⑧ & ⑭: MAX: S$1,200 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $1,200.00
All except ①⑤⑦ & ⑪(observe): MAX SOLD OUT $1,300.00
All except ③⑧&⑭: MAX S$1,300 (before discount) SOLD OUT $1,300.00
All except ①②⑤ & ⑦: MAX S$1,320 (before discounts) SOLD OUT $1,320.00
Venue Address
#01-02 63 Jalan Pemimpin 577219 Singapore