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Taiko Course in Edinburgh - 8 week block

Event detail
Date: Tuesday 20 February 2024
Time: Tuesdays 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue: St Johns Church, Princes Street
Town: Edinburgh
Post Code: EH2 4BJ
Price: £110 for the 8 weeks - 10% discount for under 30's/people with low income support at £99
Tel: 01357 522 008
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Taiko drumming combines rhythm, movement & energy. It's uplifting to play, is good for physical & mental health, and helps develop coordination & internal rhythm. Taiko promotes teamwork & is also a great stress-buster!
The beginners course is suitable for adults of all ages & abilities, and covers the basics of taiko from the stance & grip, through to learning a full taiko drum piece by the end of the 8-week course. Week-by-week, the experienced intructors guide the participants in a friendly & supportive atmosphere.
For the Tuesday night course, the 8-session course begins on Tuesday 20 February, with sessions on Tuesdays at 8pm - 9:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 20th February
Tuesday 27th February
Tuesday 5th March
Tuesday 19th March
Tuesday 2nd April
Tuesday 16th April
Tuesday 23rd April

With a final "sharing night" where participants can perform the piece they learned for friends & family - on Monday 26th April evening.
If you are unable to make Tuesdays, we do also have a course on Monday evenings at 6:30-8pm, starting on Monday 4 March.
If you have previous experience in taiko, you may be interested in our "Taiko Night" group, which meets at 8:00 -10:00pm on Mondays at the same venue, or higher-level training at our main base, the Mugen Taiko Dojo in South Lanarkshire. We also run weekend workshops & intensive courses, as well as a variety of further training.
Please contact us on for more details and to reserve your space.
The instructors of the course are members of Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, UK's longest established & most active touring professional taiko drum group, internationally renowned for their energetic & theatrical modern style based on traditional Japanese drumming. Their performance history include 1,000's of concerts at prestigious venues throughout the UK, including in Scotland: Edinburgh Usher Hall, Glasgow Kings Theatre, Dundee Caird Hall, Aberdeen Music Hall, Motherwell Concert Hall, Ayr Gaiety, Kilmarnock Palace Theatre. They have been featured on various film, TV and recording projects, including recently for Hollywood film "Tin Soldier" alongside Jamie Foxx & Robert DeNiro. Recent performances also include the World Expo in Dubai and the opening big drum sequence for the BBC TV Tokyo Olympics.
In 2002 they opened the UK's first Taiko Drumming Centre, the Mugen Taiko Dojo, as a rehearsal space for the professional group, and as a base for delivering hundreds of workshops of all levels & outreach throughout the UK.