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music & performance: taiko drumming (intro)

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what we are doing

Taiko drumming is a form of traditional Japanese drumming characterised by strong bass tone, dynamic choreography and powerful rhythem. This class will be taught by instructors from Taikoza, which is a Wellington based taiko performance group. You will play as an ensemble, which uses your whole body so it's also a great work out!

This one off class gives you a flavour of taiko drumming. Attendees of this "Introduction to Taiko Drumming" receive a 10% discount to term one of Taikoza's beginners' taiko drumming course starting on Sunday, 17 February. To experience more of Taikoza check out this video. (

what you will learn

brief history and background on taiko basic drumming techniques learn a simple piece of taiko rhythm and play as a group
type of lesson


skill required

your teacher will be

Murray McDonald - veteran drummer and drum maker; member of Hiroshima taiko hozonkai and founder of Taikoza Hiroshima and Taikoza Wellington.

Ben Whitton - percussionist, freelance orchestra timpanist, former member of Haere Mai Taiko at Auckland University and current member of the Wellington Fuse Circus.

Both Murray and Ben are members of Taikoza (

Cost: $24 (+GST)

How to book:
RSVP above and pay using this paypal link (


deposit $27.60 into Chalkle's Kiwibank account: #[masked]
Details to include:[masked] - Your name - taiko

our cancelation policy

If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle. You may request to rejoin after six months.

If you cancel your RSVP:
- more than seven days = refund minus 10% admin fee.

- less than 7 days = no refund, and restricted from this class for three months.

- after 7pm night before = no refund, class restriction, and a no show will be recorded.

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