Invitation to play Taiko

We love playing the big drums and we want to share this exciting form of group drumming with more people, increase our energy levels, and widen our community. That’s why we are opening up the first hour of our Taiko practice sessions on a weekly basis – come and have a go!

Leave your worries at the door and join the fun! Connect to your body, get fit, be musical, be loud, and meet new people. We will teach the basics starting with how to stand, how to hold the drumsticks and how to hit the drum. Then there will be rhythms and movement and all the fun things.

If you are 16 or older, you are welcome!!

Sessions are Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm, more details when booking.

To join the practices you will need to:

  1. Book your place in advance, (£7 per session, £5 concessions), as you go (email aber.taiko@gmail.com for details).
  2. Bring your own ear plugs: the drums are big and LOUD.
  3. Be able to be active for the hour, albeit listening to your body and taking care of your well-being while we practice. Taiko drumming is a physical activity which can be intense at times.
  4. Agree to wear a mask while playing, adhere to physical distancing and the regulations in the hall and not attend with any COVID19/influenza symptoms (please let us know in advance of any exemptions; if unable to arrive due to COVID19 you will be refunded). We keep 3 doors open to allow fresh air and take regular breaks to go outside and remove our masks.

We will supply drums and sticks (bachi). Those who would like to commit to weekly practice, learning, studying at home and stretching their abilities will be encouraged to purchase their own equipment, starting with the bachi.

Spring Workshop

[This one was cancelled and will be rescheduled when life gets back to what it used to be – stay tuned!]

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?

Registration of interest for Taiko courses and workshops

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