"Taiko enables every child to achieve an unimagined quality of performance. Taiko appears effortless but involves formidable skills of focus and perseverance which then ignite every other area of the curriculum. After ten sessions, the audience were left open-mouthed at the final performance by the children."
- Penny Thompson, Head Teacher, Blackheath Preparatory School

School workshop Information

What we offer:

  • Taiko workshops with 1 or 2 facilitators.
  • 15 okedo and shime-daiko style Japanese Taiko drums.
  • 25 minute Taiko demonstration at beginning of the day (optional) to any number of students and staff. We will demonstrate a variety of drumming styles, put the drums in a historical context and leave time for questions and answers (there are usually lots of these!).
  • Hands-on Taiko workshops for up to 30 children.
  • The workshops are suitable for children aged 8 upwards and range from: 1 hour introductory sessions, longer in-depth workshops, residencies, extended projects.
  • Evening demonstration with two performers including children's performance in front of parents.
  • Extended performance with full Taiko Meantime group.

Pricing:

State schools

1 teacher / 2 teachers

  • £390 / £500 per day within the east Hampshire/west Surrey area
  • £420 / £540 within the M25

Private schools

1 teacher / 2 teachers

  • £480 / £600 per day within the east Hampshire/west Surrey area
  • £510 / £640 within the M25

Please enquire for workshops in other areas.

  • For block bookings of two days or more, please enquire.
  • Evening demonstration with 2 performers: £250 extra
  • Full Taiko Meantime performance: Please enquire.

Funding:

Many of our school workshops are funded with the generous support of the Japan Society. Please visit www.japansociety.org.uk/schools/ for details if you would like to apply for funding for Taiko drumming workshops at your school.