August – September 2014

Introductory Taiko Workshop @ ACAS
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Introductory Taiko Workshop @ ACAS | Woburn | Massachusetts | United States

Have you seen taiko performed and thought “I want to do that!” Do you like booming drums, using your body and having fun? Do you enjoy rhythm, movement and teamwork? Odaiko New England is offering an introductory taiko workshop which is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at taiko. Our workshops are great for beginner players, even those with no musical background at all.

New drummers learn taiko fundamentals such as kata (form), kiai (vocalization) and kumidaiko (ensemble drumming). Using your entire body to learn and play a song, explore first-hand the mesmerizing, heart-pounding power of taiko. Come ready to move: wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Ear plugs are also highly recommended.

No experience is necessary! ONE brings enthusiastic and encouraging instructors and all necessary drums and equipment. Participants bring plenty of energy, spirit, and joy!

To register, complete and mail the registration form with your $35 class fee. Group discounts are available if arranged in advance. Please email or call 781-938-DRUM (3786) for details.

For more information about this workshop or about ONE classes email or phone 781-938-DRUM (3786).

First Day of Fall Classes
Sep 2 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Don’t miss the first day of our Fall Term of both Taiko Fundamentals and Taiko Styles Classes. Sign up now! To reserve your space, complete and mail the registration form. If you have any questions, please email

Fundamentals class runs from 6:45pm to 8:30pm. Style class runs from 8:00pm to 10:00pm.

Wakefield World Music Festival @ Wakefield Opera House
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Join us in Sanbornville, NH at the Wakefield Opera House for the World Music Festival.  Artists from four different cultures will be giving performances and hands-on workshops throughout the day. Odaiko New England joins:

  • Aaron Larget-Caplan as he introduces listeners to the poetry, history and music of Spain on Spanish guitar
  • Gamelan Galak Tka‘s demonstration of the music of Bali and Indonesia on Gamelan (gongs, drums, flutes and cymbals)
  • Cornell Coley‘s tracing of the rhythms of Africa from Africa to America

Odaiko New England performs at 1:00pm and 5:40pm and our workshop will be at 3:50pm.  Admission is free.