What is it about taiko? is it the drums themselves? maybe the rhythms? or the power? the movement? the community created in a room of strangers trying to achieve something in unison? the freedom to shout when anywhere else we need to be polite? the endorphins that come with continuous physical activity? why not come and see for yourself?
We are excited to offer a new Taiko course for adults (16+) starting on Thursday the 26th of April.
Taiko drumming is a fun activity for all ages and abilities. It improves stamina, strength and sense of rhythm. As a group activity it creates opportunities for building friendships and communities. The sound of the drums played together is exciting and empowering!
We are preparing new courses and workshops to start October 2017.
If you want to give it a go please register your interest here:
Registration of interest for Taiko courses and workshops
We held a public Taiko workshop on the 11th March, just before our own day-long workshop with Ting-Chi Li.
It was open to everyone aged 9 and up. We had a full house! a few children, a few parents and people who saw us at one of our gigs and wanted to have a go.
We taught the lovely piece called Raku, written by the artistic director of the Japanese group Shidara.
Everyone did extremely well, as could be guessed by seeing the smiles on their faces when we played the song several times from beginning to end, accompanied by the melody on the recorder.
In Aber Taiko we love that piece and always play it at our busks and gigs, usually accompanied by a young and accomplished recorder player, Yarden.
We were asked to open another beginner’s course and we are now considering how and when we can do it. Watch this space!