Everyone should have a successful learning experience at school, and taiko really is open and accessible to all. Young people love playing taiko, and we work successfully with both primary and secondary pupils.
Taiko is a great addition to the music curriculum, and is just as popular as part of the Wider Opportunities programme – it also works well in myriad ways for all manner of special needs. Kagemusha Taiko’s teacher training programme has been developed over ten years by experienced teachers and has proved highly successful with Music Services and individual schools throughout the U.K.
The physical nature of taiko makes it utterly absorbing and exciting, while the discipline provides a structured framework for creativity. As well as attracting the best young musicians and high achievers, it attracts pupils who would not normally get involved in school music – some don’t even regard it as music!
Enjoyment is the main achievement of taiko, with success celebrated at every level.
Devon Music Service is always delighted to work with Kagemusha Taiko. The impact of their work is striking and ideally suited to schools. Their fully qualified teachers show real passion for what they do and this comes across in both their teaching and in their continuing support for taiko across the county. Our successful collaboration has enabled more opportunities for children and young people to experience the art form.
Ken Parr, Head of Devon Music Service, December 2010
To find out more please download our free Getting started with taiko booklet.