2017 Miyake Workshop

Kumo Taiko is honored to present workshops by the famed Tsumura family from the Miyake Island. The Tsumura family, led by father Akio Tsumura, is credited with preserving and teaching Miyake style to many taiko groups around the world, including the iconic Japanese performing arts ensemble Kodo. It is through Kodo’s international concerts and tours, Miyake has become a hugely popular piece imitated by taiko groups across the globe. The members of the Tsumura family have devoted themselves to share the enormous depths of their cherished tradition to the world through workshops and performances and we are thrilled to host the first ever Miyake workshop in New Zealand!

The two day Miyake workshop will take place in Auckland, from Saturday 1st July 2017 to Sunday 2nd July 2017. Participants will learn the fundamentals of playing Miyake (including striking technique, stance and rhythm) as well as having the rare opportunity to learn Kiyari (the traditional Japanese ceremonial song).

Date: Saturday 1st July - Sunday 2nd July

For more information please email: kumotaiko@gmail.com

Here's a promo video for Tsumura family concert featuring members of Kodo as guests: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oXhtXfrEOU Here's an English website with great information about the traditions:


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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 2021:

  • Summer Intro To Taiko Course - ​

Starts on 5th February at Mt Wellington

Starts on 6th February at Penrose


Fees: - ​

  • $100 for 5 weeks of taiko intro course (includes a free pair of bachi)

Regular Taiko Class Schedule:

  • Term 1 -  6th February to 10th April (10 weeks) 

  • TAIKO CAMP - 17th/18th April

  • Term 2 -  24th April to 3rd July ​​(10 weeks)

* No taiko classes on 22nd May


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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