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 11th May 2024, 10.00am – 12.30pm. £20 per person, but book and pay for one place by Friday 3rd May and you can get a second place for £10.

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:

Taiko Day Retreat
Saturday 20th April 2024, 10.30am – 4.30pm
£55 per person

A fun day long taiko drumming workshop suitable for complete adult beginners or those who have done a bit of taiko before. Places must be booked in advance, please email [email protected] for more information and to book.


Taiko Tapas with Jonathan Kirby
Saturday 18th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm
£15 per person or book two places for £25

A fun series of group taiko routines that help build all-around awareness as well as your basic taiko skills. Not for beginners, but nothing too daunting either. Just a series of tempting, small plates. Please book in advance by emailing [email protected].


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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