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 provide a phone number and always check your junk & spam folders as sometimes our replies end up there.

Our next class:

Saturday 20th July 2024, 10.00am – 12.30pm. £20 per person. 

Drop-in classes

No need to book! No previous experience is assumed, but these classes are great not only for (adult) 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 (not suitable for complete beginners): 10am – 11am
Fee: £8.00.

Monday Morning Drum for Fundamentals: 11.15am – 12.15pm
Fee: £8.00

Monday Night Taiko: 7pm – 8pm
Fee £8.00

Please check our calendar to see when sessions are running.

Adult Recreational courses

Intermediate Recreational Courses

We are also 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:

Skills & Drills
Saturday 5th October, 10am – 1.00pm
£25 per person

Back in a new format, this 3-hour skills and drills workshop is suitable for anyone who’s played taiko before and would enjoy a morning doing a range of different drills, on different drums, as well as learning parts of repertoire not currently covered in our weekly sessions, Please book in advance by emailing [email protected]. Our preferred method of payment is via BACS so on confirming your booking we’ll provide you with our bank details. This workshop is not suitable for beginners.

Taiko Sharing Weekend
Saturday 8th – Sunday 9th November
£70 per person (food and accommodation not included)

Come and spend a fun weekend at our fabulous Taiko Centre in Devon. This weekend is the perfect opportunity for any taiko player that would like to come and play taiko for a couple of days and hang out with other taiko folk!
Taiko South West will run and host however any participant attending that would love to share something (not necessarily taiko related!) with the other participants can be given a slot to teach (approx. 45 minutes) although that’s not a requirement of the weekend.
Places are limited so please register your interest by Friday 26th July so we can be sure there are enough people to booked to go ahead before people invest in travel and accommodation. To register your interested please email [email protected]. Please always check your junk and spam folders for our response.
Please note this weekend is not suitable for beginners


Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel a workshop for any reason with no less than 7 days’ notice.  In such circumstances, we will offer a full refund, or transfer to another workshop at a later date. In the event that you have to cancel your participation in a workshop, with regret we will be able to offer you a refund only if you are able to find a replacement who pays for their own place.

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