Workshop Leader Skills Training Program

Having a partnership with overseas music institutions which are well-known for leading the state-of-the-art educational programs, we cultivate people who are able to share the joy of music with new approches to diverse people. Outstanding participants will have a chance to visit Casa da Música (Portugal) for attending the special training program!

Event details


[A course (Basic lessons and Workshop creation)]Jul 21 (Sat)-Dec 9 (Sun), 2018
[B course (Basic lessons only)]Jul 24 (Tue), 25 (Wed), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat), 2018
[Lesson Observation] Jul 24 (Tue), 25 (Wed), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat), 2018


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Hoku Topia, Kita-ku Takinogawa Kaikan, Chofu City Cultural Hall Tazukuri, and more

About the program

Workshop leaders, who have the key role leading the participants of workshops, are required to have not only musical talents but also various abilities such as high communication or self-expression skills. Under the direction of workshop leaders from Casa da Música who are the international leading experts of this field, the program offers opportunities to create original workshops by groups which are going to be released to public based on the basic skill learnings. Therefore, the program is more practical than the normal lectures. We look forward to meeting you who are passionate to take a role to connect people with music in the society which is becoming more diverse than ever!


Jorge Prendas (Education Program Coordinator, Casa da Música)
4 workshop leaders from Casa da Música
*Interpretaion provided


Ages 18 or older: Artists (Musicians, Dancers, etc.), Teachers, Students, Anyone who is interested in music workshop leader's role
*Please bring in your own instruments if you play musical instruments.

A Course (Basic lessons and Workshop Creation)


Learning the necessary skills for workshop leaders, create original workshops by grouping the participants which are going to be released to public.


Sat, Jul 21, 2018-Sun, Dec 9, 2018
1. Sat, Jul 21-Sun, Jul 29
 - Basic lessons by workshop leaders from Casa da Música
 - Workshop Observation
2. Mon, Jul 30-Fri, Nov 30
 - Workshop Creation (Meetup about twice a week)
3. Sat, Dec 1-Sun, Dec 9
 - Preview/Revise/Release of original workshops
*Directors are staying during the period 1 and 3.

Overseas training program

January-March 2019 
1 to 3 participants of A course chosen by directors will be sent to Casa da Música (Porto, Portugal) as trainees for one week.
*Travel and accommodation expenses are paid by Tokyo Bunka Kaikan.

Admission Capacity

Approx. 10-15

Lesson Fee (Tax included)

*Participants must pay any commuting expenses themselves to get to the venues including the workshop creation period.

B Course (Basic lessons)


Short term course for learning basic skills required for workshop leaders


July 2018
24 (Tue), 25 (Wed), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat)

Admission Capacity

Approx. 5-10

Lesson Fee (Tax included)

*The course does not include workshop creation.
*Participants must pay any commuting expenses themselves to get to the venues.

Lesson Observation


Workshop Leader Skills Training Program B Course (Basic lessons) is open for observation.


July 2018
24 (Tue), 25 (Wed), 27 (Fri), 28 (Sat)

Admission Capacity

Approx. 5 each for entire program attendance and daily attendance

Observation Fee (Tax included)

Entire program: 6,000yen
Daily: 2,000yen per day
*Workshop observation is excluded



Document Screening

How to apply

Application documents must be sent by post or courrier during the application period.
*Please note that the documents will not be returned to the applicants.

Application Documents

1. Application Documents (PDF/Word)
 [A/B Course] Application Form (PDF/Word)
 [Observation] Application Form (PDF/Word)
2. Photo: in color, size 30mm x 40mm, a full face-and-shoulders shot (must be attached on the application form)
3. Replying envelope: size 120mm x 235mm, fill out your name and address with 82yen stamp attached 

Application period

Tue, May 1-Mon, May 14, 2018 
*The application must be arrived no later than the designated period.

Postal Address

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section "Workshop Workshop!"
5-45 Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8716

Result Notice

The result notice is sent to all the applicants by Friday, June 15 with the replying envelope.
*If the applicants exceeds the capacity, the new applicants will be prioritized.
*The workshops created during the program will be released as Tokyo Bunka Kaikan original workshops.

Other Information

*Any personal information provided is managed carefully and we strictly limit the use to this program only.
*The program is subject to last minute changes.


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Production Section +81-3-3828-2111

Organizers & Supporters

Organizers: Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Co-organizers: Kita-ku Culture Foundation, Foundation for the promotion of Chofu city's culture and community
Cooperation: Ueno Gakuen University
Nominal support: Portugal Embassy, Taito-ku Board of Education


Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

5-45, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8716, Japan
TEL:03-3828-2111 Ticket Service:03-5685-0650