Taiko (literally “drums” in Japanese) came to Japan many centuries ago, when invaders from China arrived beating drums of war. The fighting ended, but the drums remained. Today, Taiko is known best as a festival drum played in carefully choreographed pieces that combine simple, dynamic rhythms with dramatic, theatrical movements derived from martial arts.
Here at The Rhythm Hut, we err on the side of fun. Come explore rhythm and composition in Taiko Foundations or master beautiful form in Art of Taiko. More advanced students are invited to join Taiko Squad, where form and rhythm are combined to create complicated, dynamic pieces.
* Taiko students require their own sticks – available through The Rhythm Hut for $25 per pair.
About the teacher: Tim Murphy began as a taiko student here at The Rhythm Hut, quickly progressing to the advanced classes and, soon, to the role of teacher. As a member of the famed Team Awesome taiko class, Tim combines a gentle, fun teaching approach with exercises designed to tease the brain into learning complex rhythms with ease.