WHAT WE DO
We offer different classes throughout the week. Classes are for 2 hours a time, courses run for 10 weeks. The course costs $130 and your first pair of bachi/sticks are included.
Sundays Beginner 6:00 - 8:00PM
Sundays Intermediate 6:00 - 8:00PM
Mondays Advanced 7:00 - 9:00PM
Tuesdays Beginner 7:00 - 9:00PM
Thursday Miyake 6:20 - 7:40PM
Thursdays Advanced 7:40 - 9:30PM
Sundays at Wellington Girls College Mondays and Thursdays at Newtown Working Mens Bowling Club
Tuesday class at Petone Central School
We also run regular workshops for our team with visiting overseas taiko teachers. These workshops are intense and in depth and require separate registration.
Narukami Taiko perform regularly at street festivals, marathons, private functions, corporate events, parades, pride events, and various other occasions around the Wellington region. If you would like us perform, email us at to make your next event go off with a bang!
We offer various kinds of workshops (max. 25 people) where we bring our drums to you. These range from a quick 20 minute session at your school, Christmas party or festival event, to half-day team building workshops. The possibilities are as broad as your imagination.... and we will work with you to design a session which meets your needs.
Throughout the year, we hold Open Days as tasters for people who have an interest in giving taiko a go. This is a no pressure session where you can learn some of the taiko basics of and a simple rhythm. Open Days are free, and everyone is welcome.
Next Open Day
Sunday June 13th
Petone Central School 12:30 - 1:30pm
Newtown Hall 3:30 - 4:30pm
Taiko is a team effort. To create a captivating performance, each member of the team has to commit and do their best. Team members have to work together to coordinate their movement and voices, and bring energy and focus to maintain the momentum and rhythm of the song. Taiko presents group challenges that parallel situations in the day to day work environment. Using taiko as part of team building is a unique and fun way to demonstrate the importance of team work to achieve a positive result. If you are interested in using taiko as part of your broader team building activities, we recommend team building experts 'Thinking Spaces' who will design a highly effective programme tailored to your needs.