Taiko is an ancient form of drumming originating from China and used over hundreds of years in temples, shrines and cultural festivals in Japan. This highly revered art form is a very group orientated activity and requires discipline, focus and stamina to play. 

We offer one-day Japanese Taiko Drumming workshops using authentic Taiko drums that are suitable for primary, secondary and SEN schools. With over 16 year’s experience, our facilitator will lead a lively, fun and exhilarating workshop suitable for an International, Cultural or Arts Day/Week. 

This workshop is adapted to be suitable for students from Key Stage Two to Key Stage Five.


Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop knowledge and appreciation of music unique to another culture 
  • Learn how Taiko music is traditional taught in Japan through body stance, memorization, mnemonics, phrasing, choreography and using simple Japanese language 
  • Learn a traditional piece of music 
  • Develop ability to work in an ensemble

Access and space requirements

This workshop requires:

  • All Participants should wear loose and comfortable clothing (Taiko is very much a sporting activity) 
  • A hall, which MUST BE ON THE GROUND FLOOR with easy access for our van. The space will need to be at least 28 feet x 28 feet
  • Our facilitator will need 1 hour to set up and 1 hour to pack away

Suggested length of sessions

Maximum 30 participants per group.
Key Stage 2: 1 hour per session
Key Stage 3: 1 hour per session
Key Stages 4 & 5: Half day/full day - please contact us.

£450 Full Day (maximum 4 hours)

Plus travel expenses and VAT.