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.


Why Taiko


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.


The Name


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. 

Founder’s Notes 


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?

Want to know more? Send us an email!

Any enquiries please contact Jane on mobile or email

Tel: 021-646227 | kumotaiko@gmail.com


Saturday Classes: 

  • 12noon to 1:30pm Intro Class

  • 1.30pm to 3pm Intermediate Class

  • 3pm to 4.30pm Advance Class 

Friday Night Class:

  • 6pm to 7:30pm Open Class

Term Schedule & Fees for 2020:

  • Summer Intro To Taiko Course - ​

Starts on 24th January at Mt Wellington

Starts on 25th January at Penrose

  • Winter Intro to Taiko Course - 

Starts on 24th July at Mt Wellington

Starts on 25th July at Penrose 


Fees: - ​

  • $100 for 5 weeks of taiko intro course

Regular Taiko Class Schedule:

  • Term 1 -  25th January to 4th April 

*No regular class on 27th and 28th March

  • Term 2 -  16th May to 18th July 

  • Term 3 -  starts on 25th July (no class on 12th and 26th September) 

  • KUMO WINTER TAIKO CAMP - 12th/13th September

  • Term 4 - date to be confirmed


Fees - 

  • $150 for the whole term or $20 for casual classes


Email: kumotaiko@gmail.com

Tel: 021-646227


Friday Night Classes:

198 Marua Rd, Mount Wellington, Auckland.

Saturday Classes:

60 Rockfield Road, Penrose, Auckland. (We are in the Gym which is located at the end of the drive way, last building)


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