What is Taiko
The word "taiko" is used to refer to any Japanese drums as well as to a specific form of ensemble drumming. Taiko performance is a combination of many components including technical rhythm, stance, synchronized movement and carefully choreographed presentation. It is dynamic and powerful but at the same time graceful to watch.
There are many benefits to drumming. Not only do you get to learn a new skill, it also encourages you to develop better awareness of yourself and others through the ensemble playing. The classes are fun and well-paced so there is never a dull moment. This is a great way to get some exercise into your routine and meet some new friends.
Kumo (雲 ) in Japanese means "cloud" and is taken from the Japanese phrase "kōun ryūsui" (行雲流水) in full, which reads, "To drift like clouds and flow like water." The phrase is often linked with Buddhism, and carries a meaning of "to take things as they come". Here at Kumo Taiko we believe there is a drummer in each one of us that is waiting to be discovered and heard.
One of the biggest joys in playing taiko is the sense that you are part of a team, that you are never alone. It is a great vehicle for self expression plus it helps to build confidence. Why not give it a try?
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