Learn Taiko

Courses and workshops can be booked here:

Taster sessions for beginners

We are currently running taster sessions for beginners in Bethnal Green:

Simple Gifts Unitarian Centre for Social Action
The Garrett Centre, 117 Mansford St, E1 6LX

Suitable for absolute beginners.
Learn the basics of Taiko, form, stance, grip, technique, and the terminology of taiko.
Lead by the renowned Liz Walters, founder of the Tamashii School of Taiko, and the UK’s leading practitioner of the dynamic Fukui style from the west coast Hokuriku region.

To check latest dates and booking :

We have worked hard to find a larger space, and ensure our sessions are covid secure.
Please contact us for full details.

Kodo Southbank

Kodo are back in London at the south bank centre 13/14 March

Painted Xray come to Hackney, 23 March

A band with taiko at it’s heart are playing

 The Old Baths, 80 Eastway, Hackney Wick, London

Doors 8 pm
Tickets £8 / £5 (concession) on the door



Tsukimi Festival


6th October 2018

Brady Arts Centre,

Bethnal Green

A day of Taiko workshops and performances, and Japanese culture

For full details and booking go to the Tsukimi website


Taiko Tasters in Oxford

Taiko Taster Session

Sat 13 January 2018, 14:00-15:20 or 15:30-16:50
Sun 14 January 2018, 14:00-15:20 or 15:30-16:50

City of Oxford Silver Band Hall, Temple Road, Oxford, OX4 2EZ

Experience the thrill and fun of Japanese drumming in a group

Hands-on workshops for adults (age 16+), complete beginners or those with limited experience

Aiming to start regular classes February 2018

Each 80-minute workshop £12 per person booked in advance at

https://taikooxford.jezzam.com. £15 on the day. Space limited.

Email info@oxford-taiko.com

See the flyer here:
Joy of Taiko poster

Joji Hirota concert: 11 November

Joji Hirota is playing again at St Mary’s Church, Putney on 11th November 2017 at 7:00pm, following the success of year’s concert.

The 1st half will be the Japanese Folk Songs Joji has been arranging, orchestrating and performing since 1998. This year performing with the fantastic London Metropolitan Orchestra String Ensemble. This part of the program includes the songs of Esashi Oiwake (Hokkaido), Nambu Kobiki Uta (Iwate), Sakura Variations (Tokyo, Edo), Kariboshi Kiri Uta (Miyazaki) and more.

The 2nd half will be Japanese Taiko Music played with the full members of The London Taiko Drummers including some new pieces!

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Concert poster edit back 2.3 small

Joji Hirota & the London Taiko Drummers – November 12

St Mary’s Church
High Street
SW15 1SN

Doors open 6:30pm
Cafe Open all evening

£10 on the door, £5 concessions

View the flyer

Taiko Meantime and Chieko San reprise Dojoji tour

touring the UK in October and November.
Details soon

Mugenkyo Coming this Way

Mugenkyo, the UK’s original Taiko group, are on tour in May.
Tour Dates

Closest to London are:

St. Albans, Monday 16 May 2016
Tunbridge Wells, Fri 20 May 2016
Windsor, Sun 22 May 2016

East City Taiko will be going to St Albans, if you want to join us contact us for travel details.

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