Had a great time with an hour lesson, which was my first time trying any taiko drumming (not including the arcade machines anyway!). Will go into some more of the detail but if you want a quick verdict, I would recommend this to anyone that has interest in musical instruments, japanese culture or just getting a good workout!
We started with some exercises and the technique but didn't take long to get into practicing some patterns. The noise and the feeling of hitting the drum is a real experience, it is not too loud that it will effect your ears but you can feel the drum through your whole body. You will start with the teacher doing a pattern and then you copy that pattern, the pattern will get longer and more difficult to remember so you will need to use your brain! By the end you will have put multiple patterns together into a full song and be drumming over a beat provided by the teacher.
It all feels quite natural and for me the biggest difficulty was remembering the patterns, so really hope I can give it another go so I can complete the song perfectly!
You may not think it but you will get a good workout from this so is also a good way to get some exercise while also having some fun with a new instrument.
Finally the teacher spoke perfect English and brought a huge amount of energy to the lesson as well helping when I struggled with a pattern!
Anyway, as you can tell I had a great time and would recommend this to anyone that may be in the area of Kobe and wants to have some fun while trying something new.
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