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No shoes in the studio
Please bring a drink
Video recording, photography, OK
What you need to bring
Comfortable clothes. Changing rooms are available.
Water or sports drinks (it can get hot in the studio).
- English (Beginner)
- 日本語 (Fluent)
My name is Daisuke and am a professional Taiko drummer based in Tokyo.
I grew up playing percussion at a young age and now lead a music group pushing the boundaries of Japanese drumming.
We perform domestically (Tohoku Rokkonsai) and internationally (Honolulu Festival), and hope to see you at one of our upcoming performances.
At the same time I am looking forward to you joining my lesson!
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OMG totally loved the experience
We only booked an hour, but felt it was enough. You will work hard and learn a lot. A totally enjoyable experience, lots of laughing ..... but we also leared a lot about the drums and how they are used. Great experience for anyone - even families. DO THIS TOUR ! you won't regret it. A super fun time!
A Wonderful Time With A Fantastic Teacher
Daisuke was so much fun! An absolutely brilliant teacher that has fun with you while teaching you the basics of Taiko. Even while he is still very much a beginner in English, he is very patient and helps explain concepts and lessons very clearly.
His session was and absolute treasure and one of the highlights of our trip to Japan!
We had a really great hour's workshop with Daisuke who is a good teacher-we ended up playing a whole 'song' and learnt a bomber of basic rhythms - felt stiff the next morning- a great experience - thanks Barry and julia
What a fun way to workout! For a first-timer like me, one hour was perfect length for a lesson. Daisuke was very clear with his instructions. During the hour we rehearsed proper postures and hitting techniques and learned a shortened version of an actual taiko song. I was doing the huge odaiko drum for first half hour and then switched to a smaller drum. Since the playing techniques differ a bit, different muscles got worked out. Studio wasn't too difficult to find, but for some reason Google maps was pointing to the wrong end of the slightly uninviting alley under rail tracks. All in all this was a really awesome experience! Thanks Daisuke!
I had a really good time playing a Taiko. The host came and picked me up at Kanda station, I wasn't sure how I would find him, but I think my profile picture helped him recognise me. I got to use a very big drum, it was hard work but very satisfying. I have an interest in Taiko so it made it even more fun to me.
Very nice teacher and all in all a great experience!
It was our first experience with the taiko drum. We learned to play a short traditional rhythm. The teacher made a really a good job and explained very good. We got a very good impression of taiko. We really had fun, but it was also very exhausting! It was a very great (and very sweaty :)) experience.
Feel the taiko vibes; a great hands-on experience!
A family of 4 with 2 children aged 7 and 5, by the end of an hourly session we had learned to play a tune together, including asynchroneous and synchroneous beats. Daisuke was a fun teacher, patient with the kids and passionate about Taiko. Simply put, it was a great family experience.
We had a fantastic time, thanks again Daisuke!
Our Taiko drumming lesson was a highlight of our trip to Tokyo. I was traveling with two teens & this was the perfect way to engage them. Daisuke-san was a patient, fun & encouraging instructor. He accommodated our schedule nicely, met us at the train station & was very personable. For a beginner, a one-hour lesson is probably sufficient. It's an amazing workout & takes a lot of energy. At the end of our lesson, several of Daisuke's students performed, which was fun to watch. I'd highly recommend this activity...especially for families.
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