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Basic Playshop Training

Basic training basic information


Target person

Anyone from beginners to experienced people can participate.

​After completing the course, you can take your first step as a drum circle facilitator.

★Experienced people learn while supporting beginners.


October 8th (Sat) to 10th (Mon/holiday), 2022

Time schedule



Saturday, January 11

     10: 00-10: 30 Reception & Opening

     10: 30-12: 00 Training 1

     13: 30-19: 00 Training 2

January 12 (Sun)

     9: 30-11: 30 Training 3

    13: 00-18: 00 Training 4

   18: 00-19: 00 Late Night Drumming

January 13 (Monday / holiday)

     9: 30-11: 00 Training 5

    12: 30-16: 00 Training 6

   (13: 00-14: 30 Community Drum Circle)

    16:00 Scheduled to end

Entry fee

Non-member         60,000yen
Non-member-student    40,000yen**
Friends member 55,000 yen
Basic member 50,000 yen
Intensive/mentor member 49,000 yen
Student member          39,000yen
All prices include tax.
**General students may be asked to show their student ID when applying.

・Participation fee includes training fee for 3 days, venue fee, textbook fee and VMC completion certificate issuance fee. ​
・Accommodation and meals are not included.
・After applying, please transfer the full amount within 2 weeks. After confirming the transfer, we will secure your seat.
・Cancellation fee is 60% from 30 days before and 100% from 3 days before.
・Regarding refunds of entry fees in the event of bad weather (in the event of force majeure)
―――In the following cases, we will refund the participation fee, excluding the administration fee of 5,500 yen (including tax), even if the cancellation fee period has passed.  
(1) When transportation is delayed or canceled due to bad weather such as typhoons, heavy fog, or snowfall.  
(2) When transportation is delayed or canceled due to force majeure such as an earthquake or flood.
(3) When the government, prefecture, or city requests to cancel the event due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection.
Or, if you become a positive person or a close contact and cannot go out, we will refund the participation fee by submitting a positive certificate of the person or a related person.

*Personal reasons and judgments are not covered.


About pre-assignments

Before attending the basic training, you will be asked to complete some preliminary assignments.
​ One of them is the following reading homework.

Drum Circle Facilitators Handbook Japanese Version

Author Nellie Hill, Arthur Hull

Translated by Yoko Hayami and Tomoko Yokota

Supervisor Tomoko Yokota

Produced by Atlus Publishing

Price 3,080 yen (tax included)

If you do not have it,
you can purchase it from here.


​About 20 people


Yamaha Music Japan Co., Ltd.
Suzuki Musical Instruments Sales Co., Ltd. Sapporo Sales Office
Jackie planning office

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