If you want to catch a show, take a workshop, or add taiko to your event, contact us!


Join us for this fun, challenging and energetic activity!


Why do we have workshops, lessons, and classes?

For you to:

  • experience Japanese drumming as an art form and from a different perspective: through participation!
  • better understand the various integrated components of this art form (drumming, music, and choreography)
  • learn the importance of being part of a group by playing together
  • allow us to help you find the taiko player within


It is $50 for a 2.5-hour workshop. The minimum age is 13 years old. You can also use Gift Certificates to participate in any level workshop.

Hit Like a Girl

This workshop is intended for women of all ages and backgrounds to get a taste of what the art of Japanese drumming is all about: playing hard and with spirit! Often in traditional arts, women are relegated to gentle and subdued roles. Japanese drumming has been a way for women around the globe to get in touch with their physical, extroverted side. Participants will learn how to play the taiko, vocalize with ki-ai, play in a group, and most importantly how to connect their bodies and spirits to fully experience this dynamic art form.

Please view this file for more information.

School Shows 

We have a one hour program specifically designed for schools that we present, on average, at 15 schools per year. The program includes:

  • Performance of pieces
  • Brief lectures on history, costumes, instruments, and description of pieces
  • Hands-on workshop
  • Question and answer session


Thinking about joining KNT?

Every Kita no Taiko member started out just like you…liking what they see and wanting to try it out! All potential Kita no Taiko members must complete three levels of workshops, and then apprentice for a year. You can also take workshops without the intention of joining the group, they’re great to try out for fun!
To sign up for a workshop, email us at info@kitanotaiko.ca to join our mailing list. You will then be informed when the next workshop is coming up.
Arigatou Gozaimashita

Hit Like a Girl!

For beginners!
Try taiko at our beginner workshop just for the ladies. Ages 13 and up, no past musical experience required.

  • To be announced!
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Level 1 Workshop

For beginners!
Try taiko at our beginner workshop. Ages 13 and up, no past musical experience required.

  • Wednesday March 11, 2020: 7:00 pm- 9:30 pm
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Level 2 Workshop

For intermediates!
A workshop for those who took our Level I or Hit Like a Girl workshop. Your taiko learning continues with more advanced material.

  • TBA
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Please remember to complete and submit the appropriate registration form. Date requests will be considered if there is enough interest.
 If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us or message us below!

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