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Saturday, July 17, 2004
If you want to know more about the art of Wadaiko and traditional Japanese drums, then this class is for you!

TaikOz run classes and workshops for anyone interested in learning more about the art of Wadaiko- the traditional Japanese drums. A typical class will involve preliminary stretches and exercises, practice of stances, technical instruction in striking the taiko and practice of songs. History and conceptual ideas are also covered over the course of each term. Two teachers are present at each class. No previous experience or musical training is necessary.

What is Taiko?
  • Taiko is a generic term for a Japanese drum and also refers to the modern art of Taiko drumming. Literally, taiko means "big/fat drum," although there are many shapes and sizes of taiko.
  • Wadaiko literally means "Japanese Drum". It is used to refer in general to Japanese drums as opposed to Western percussion.
  • Japanese drumming known as Taiko, is a visually spectacular art form, which originated in the festivals and rituals of the agricultural society of ancient Japan.
  • Various taiko drums and styles have appeared in the Japanese classical arts for close to 2000 years.
  • Unlike other ‘high-cultural’ art forms such as the Kabuki, Noh Dancing or Tea Ceremony, Taiko culture is community-based, and the most widely practiced‘ popular-cultural’ art form in contemporary Japanese society.


Workshops are $70- $130. Classes as an 8 week term are $240.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Taikoz is in Ultimo
Weekend introduction workshops and 2-day intensive workshops are held throughout the year. Regular adult classes are held on week nights or Sunday mornings as an 8 week term.
Ph: 02 9569 6743

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