Our Taiko Academy programme has plenty of options for schools, community groups and organisations to bring Taiko into their setting! Whether you have no experience at all, need CPD and training or whether you're looking at using Taiko within your music curriculum, we can support all of this through Taiko Academy.
A one or two hour taster session for complete beginners. This session is recommended for children or adults who have never played Taiko before. We cover all of the basics including how to stand correctly and simple techniques to hit the drum. Participants will learn a simple piece and receive a certificate at the end!
taiko classes & ensembles
Bespoke programmes delivered by our professional Taiko leaders to suit your group. These weekly programmes can last between 5 weeks to ongoing regular bookings and are suitable for schools, music hubs and other community groups wishing to develop their music offer. We can work with schools to ensure our delivery fits within your music curriculum. We have limited availability for these types of bookings so it is recommended to contact us as far in advance as possible.
Tiny Taiko is a separate offer which can be booked through any of the above scenarios but is completely tailored to suit Early Years & KS1 children including movement work, singing and chanting as well as plenty of fun drumming games! The sessions are often shorter than for older children in order to maintain focus. So whether you want to book a taster session or regular classes for the little ones, we can provide smaller drums and sticks which make their experience more enjoyable and much safer.
One off Taiko workshops can be delivered to groups who have already had a taster session. These workshops will focus on developing skills and learning new Taiko pieces. When booking, please let us know your group has had a taster session and if they have already had any of these additional workshops so we can offer you something different every time. Participants receive a certificate at the end of each workshop.
COMING SOON! A Taiko training programme for school teachers which includes an in person training day as well as a full ten week plan including video resources, power point presentation and online support.
Taiko Drumming isn't just for children! Taiko is a highly disciplined art form with similarities to martial arts through some of the Kata involved, combined with funky rhythms and great energy. It is also very accessible to complete beginners and can be a great way for your team to have fun, develop synergy and take part in an experience they will never forget! Contact us to book a team building workshop with Taiko - half day or full day bookings available.