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Taiko Course in Edinburgh

Event detail
Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017 - Tuesday 19 December 2017
Time: Every Tuesday 6.30 - 8pm
Venue: St Johns Church, Princes Street
Town: Edinburgh
Post Code: EH2 4BJ
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Price: £95 or £55 for under 30's for 8 week course
Tel: 01357 522 008
Book online: http://shop.taiko.co.uk/products/102-glasgowedinburgh-taiko-workshop.aspx

Taiko drumming - "Wadaiko" - is an energetic, physical and highly choreographed art form. Originally from Japan, with roots going back hundreds of years and encompassing a variety of styles, rhythms and movement, this traditional folk art is now developing and spreading as a modern European art form.

Now is the chance for people here in Scotland to experience a full course of this exciting discipline which is energetic & fun & learnt alongside other taiko enthusiasts!

The Edinburgh course is on Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm for 8 weeks starting 31 Oct & ending 19 Dec.

This course is designed to be suitable for both beginners & improvers, and will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece. The piece for this season is Buchiawase, which is an energetic traditional piece from Kanagawa Prefecture, with lots of movement. It is one of the most well-known taiko rhythms and an excellent introduction to the artform of Wadaiko.

If you have previous experience in taiko, you may be interested in our "Taiko Night" group, which meets at 7:45-10pm on Tuesdays at the same venue.

Please contact us on info@taiko.co.uk or 01357 522 008 for more details and to reserve your space.