We learn to play high quality taiko drums from Japan och learn mostly traditional taiko works from different regions of Japan. Taiko means large drum in Japanese and this simple instrument has a profound range of expression. Taiko drums are played traditionally in Japan in many different ways, usually in conjunction with local shinto festivals. Nowadays there are many international Taiko groups that play modern taiko pieces. Taiko is played in an intensive, meditative and sensitive way. Sound vibrations, energy and physical movement open channels of energy that are stimulating for mind and body.