Introductory classes take place in our dojo in the Musikfabrik, Neuköllnische Allee 6-8 in Berlin-Neukölln. Workshop-contents will depend on the participants registered (please be aware of the actual regulations - such as 2G+ mask). This introductory class costs 20, - € and can count toward a monthly subscription if you chose to continue. Payment also includes the use of drums and drumsticks. Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Next dates for introductory classes are the following:

Sunday, 19th June 2022 from 2 -4 pm (20 € per person)

There will also be mini-workshops on:

Sunday, 8 May 2022 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. as part of the Cherry Blossom Weeks on the former Wall strip in Teltow (at Holtheimer Weg) - in addition to a picnic with Japanese drumming sounds by iki iki TAIKO, there will be participatory activities in between;-)

Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 August 2022 (exact times to be announced) as part of the Open Day at the Ministries - at the Foreign Office at Werderscher Markt we will give several concerts and there will also be offers to experience yourself on the taiko;-)

Weekend-workshops: another possibility to discover Taiko for yourself

Next dates:

14th May 2022, 12-3 pm: Workshop suitable for beginners (30 € per person) - no spaces left

22th May 2022, 12-3 pm: Workshop suitable for beginners (30 € per person) - no spaces left

See here some examples of basic rhythms and pieces to show what to expect in our taiko classes (the beginning, or rather the first three pieces, of our 5-years-celebration-concert in 2021):

Another possibility is to jump-in into one of the currently supplied classes.

Regular classes take place at the following times (pre-registration required):

 Beginner Taiko   Mondays 11:45am - 1:45 pm
 Taiko for intermediate players II  Mondays  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
 Advanced Taiko - no spaces available  Mondays  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Taiko for quite advanced players - no spaces available
 Tuesdays  4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
 Taiko for advanced intermediate   Tuesdays  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Beginner Taiko I (since October 2021)  Wednesdays  4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
 Beginner Taiko - no spaces available  Wednesdays  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
 Taiko for intermediate players I  Thursdays  5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
 Taiko for advanced intermediate   Thursdays  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
 Advanced Taiko  Fridays  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Beginner Taiko I (since October 2021)  Fridays  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm








The entry fee is 65, - € monthly. Student discounts are available on request ;-))

An overview is given in this download-file: Plan_Taiko_www.pdf

If you are interested in joining any of our classes, please contact Lilo Fischer at 0172 - 39 88 211 or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Former external teachers in our dojo:

Taiko-summercamp 2021...
...could happen in 2021 under very strict rules - again in Molkenberg at the river Havel together with Tama Daiko (Oliver Reichelt) and Akaishi Daiko (Sakiko Volke-Nakahara) - so great!!!! 

Thanks for an amazing and challenging Uchikomi-session with Masakazu Nishime from Masa Daiko, Bremen, on Friday, 23 rd September 2021!!!!

Between 8th and 12th June 2020: Shoji Kameda (musician, taiko player and teacher of the online platform KaDon)... CANCELLED due to the Virus!!!!
...will teach some special units to improve on skills needed for playing Taiko;-) This will include Chappa, Chanchikki and Shinobue on request, too - tuesday, wednesda and thursday from 12 - 4 pm. There will be some of those special units during the day and in the evenings from 5 - 9 pm, there will be workshop units for advanced players (on monday), for intermediate players (on tuesday and thursday) and for beginners on wednesday. Please contact me, if you are interested in taking some days off during this week: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shoji Kameda

Taiko-summercamp 2020 - CANCELLED due to the Virus!!!!

Like in the last years, we were organizing another Taiko-summercamp 2020 (8th - 12th July) in Molkenberg at the river Havel together with Tama Daiko (Oliver Reichelt) and Akaishi Daiko (Sakiko Volke-Nakahara); since we ran out of spaces left very quickly, we have posted no further informations here; in case of interest, please get registered on our waiting list!

8th March 2020: Sayuri Ito (Amaterasu Taiko) taught one of her compositions in Berlin!

This workshop suitable for intermediate players was quite funny although lasting only from 11 - 2 pm. Everyone enjoyed to learn the piece "energy";-)

7th/8th/9th February 2020: Jonathan Kirby of Kagemusha Taiko visited us in Berlin!!!

Jonathan is the founder and artistic director of Kagemusha Taiko. The group has performed around the world, including USA and Japan, and at the 1st and 2nd European Taiko Concert Nights in Dusseldorf. Jonathan is the Jonathan Kirby (Kagemusha Taiko)author of three books on teaching and learning taiko that have each sold over 200 copies worldwide: Teaching Taiko - Principles and Practice; Jonathan Kirby's Taiko Drumming Book; Taiko for Schools. These practical guides have been followed by "The Way of the Drum - Taiko without Borders" which presents a philosophy for playing taiko in Europe, based on Jonathan's experience of more than 20 years as a taiko professional, including direction of the UK Taiko Festival since 2005, and the European Taiko Conference which he launched in 2016. For Jonathan, taiko is based on principles, it comes from the person, not from any particular place. It is accessible to everyone and enjoyable for all.

On friday 7th February Jonathan offered an improvisation-workshop to support finding everyones own voice in taiko; on saturday and sunday, Jonathan taught the Taikopiece "Yui" - a composition that has travelled the world, from Japan to USA to Europe, picking up some "local flavour" on the way. It's fun to play and it's fun to listen to and watch as well. This is partly because it has a very "rock and roll" feel to it. Not all taiko from Japan is the same!!


Mel Seouw with movement for taiko players in November 2019
We had an amazing time with Mel alongside with focussing on
* Breathing and movement
* Connection and communication
* Maaaaaaaa (the space in between)

Hachijo-workshop with Kota Arai!!!! 

Experience the magic of traditional Japanese taiko drumming in a Hachijo-Style-Workshop with Kota Arai, whose interest is especially to use taiko as a mean to express yourself, to find a mean to communicate through taiko - this workshop addresses as well advanced as beginners.
The workshops are divided in two parts: basic rhythms will be learned and should be "understand" as the moving sea; in a second step, melody rhythms are taught with the aim to improvise and to be able to tell your own story within this atmosphere given by the basic rhythms.
Workshop 1 (Basics und Melody) on Saturday, 15th June 2019 starting at 7 pm - followed by a taikopartynight;-)
Workshop 2 (Basics und Melody) on Sunday, 16th June 2019 from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Shoji KamedaAnd: we are happy to annouce that Shoji Kameda will come next year or at least in 2021 to Berlin;-) We are still taking advantage of your workshop on technique and timing; and we are still in train of learning the piece Omiyage, which is a really wonderful gift to the world of taiko!

And: lucky those who could be part of this amazing event last autumn:

Jim Tan offered a weekend workshop 29497567 10155227195685671 3371149432130158270 nin Berlin with Miyake-Jima practice. The workshop was about practicing typical movements in Yoko Uchi style combined with strength, power and condition.




We had an amazing weekend with the naname-Workshop in the Percussion Art Center  PAC in Berlin-Kreuzberg in October 2017 with Joel Mankey (Taikofactory, Los Angeles) and Rannoch Purcell (Taikozentrum Deutschland,Ulm). This workshop series focussed on the NiDan style - a fun and challenging version of naname played on a pod two drums that you share with a partner! Starting with Ni-dan Skills, we learned the Raion repertoire little by little - a piece composed by Joel Mankey - see 

">here for a nice insight in this amazing weekend workshop thanks to Razz and Joel:

Raion Workshop 2017