Here at the Taiko Centre at Seale Hayne (TQ12 6NQ), whether you’re a complete beginner or a taiko player with years of experience, there’s a workshop or course to suit you. Scroll down to see what’s on offer, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.

A Taste of Taiko

This occasional Saturday taiko workshop does what its title suggests – gives you a taste of taiko. It’s suitable for complete (adult) beginners, and also for those with some experience. It is a great way to get used to our particular style of taiko playing, and teaching.

Advance booking is required. When emailing us, please always check your junk & spam folders as sometimes our replies end up there!

Our next class:

Saturday 14th May 2022, 10.30am – 12.30pm, £15

Drop-in classes

No need to book! No previous experience is assumed, but these classes are great not only for beginners, but also for those who already play taiko and who enjoy playing with other people, led by a teacher.

Our classes:

Monday Morning Drum for Fun: 10am – 11am
Fee: £6.50

Please note Monday 23rd May session will be 9.30 – 10.30am.

Monday Morning Beginners: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Fee: £6.50

Please note there will be no Beginners session on Monday 23rd May.

Monday Night Taiko: 7pm – 8pm
Fee £6.50

Please check our calendar to see when sessions are running.

Recreational courses

We are pleased to offer a rolling programme of courses for people who have played taiko for about a year or so, and who want to progress their level of playing. Participants would normally have taken at least one or two Taste of Taiko workshops or several Drop-In Classes, and consulted with us about the suitability of this course for them. Places must be booked in advance.  To find out more about our recreational courses please email [email protected]

People who have taken several recreational courses may be in a position to progress to provisional membership of Tano Taiko, our adult performing group, subject to availability of places in the group.

Special workshops

From time to time, we offer special workshops, including one-day taiko experiences. 

Advance booking is always required.

Our next special workshops:

Taiko Day Retreat, Saturday 11th June,
10.30am – 4.30pm, £45 per person

Spend the day learning the basics and fundamentals of this amazing performing art at our fully equipped studio. Blow those cobwebs away with this unique opportunity to re-energise, re-charge and challenge yourself with something new. Places are just £45 per person and must be booked in advance by emailing [email protected].

Taiko Tastic, Sunday 12th June, 10.30am – 4.30pm,
£45 per person

Taiko-Tastic is a day-long workshop aimed at anyone who has played taiko before, (although is not suitable for complete beginners). The day will include drills on different types of drums and different styles of drumming. A chance to spend a fun day playing lots of taiko and the opportunity to enjoy the challenges of a range of different drills. To book please email [email protected]

Please always check your junk & spam folders as sometimes our replies end up there!

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