WHAT WE DO

Classes

We offer different classes throughout the week. Classes are for 2 hours a time, courses run for 10 weeks. The course costs $120 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

Thursdays Beginner        6:00 - 7:50PM

Thursdays Advanced      7:50 - 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.

Performances

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 narukamitaiko@gmail.com to make your next event go off with a bang! 

Workshops

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.


 

Open Sessions

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 August 9th 

Newtown Hall 1:00 - 2:00pm 

Petone Central School 3:30 - 4:30pm

Team Building

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.