Dear Heidi-- Thank you for your email, and apologies for this delayed response! I just returned to town yesterday. Stuart Paton will be out of the country during the month of April, but is available to lead a taiko workshop on Wed, 3/14 or 3/21. The cost for a workshop for a 90 minute workshop for 30-35 participants is $350 plus ~$50 for travel expenses-- $400 total. Please let me know if one of these dates works for you! If you need to reach me by phone, my home number is 288-9998. Sincerely, Alison Takenaka, Burlington Taiko "Heidi Satomi. Shimada" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: To Whom it May Concern: My name is Heidi Shimada and I'm a junior in the Japanese House. Last year, the AASU sponsored a taiko workshop which was a big success. This year, the Japanese House is interested in sponsoring a similar event. If possible, we would like to know if Paton-sensei would be available for a taiko workshop in April. Ideally, we are interested in a night workshop (around 6 or 7pm), but we are relatively free with scheduling so we would like to schedule around Paton-sensei. We would also like to know the cost to hold such an event. Thank you for your time. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail me. Thank you again, Heidi "Whoever uses the spirit that is in him creatively is an artist. To make living itself an art, that is the goal." -- Henry Miller --------------------------------- Finding fabulous fares is fun. Let Yahoo! FareChase search your favorite travel sites to find flight and hotel bargains.