About Taiko West

Taiko West specialises in leading high-energy, hands-on Taiko Drumming workshops and Taiko performance projects throughout the UK, offering a professional and flexible approach within an ever increasing range of settings, abilities and age groups.

We work in association with schools, colleges, local authorities, corporate training experts, music and art therapists, disability groups, Japan-related educational and cultural organisations, festival organisers and martial arts groups.

Based in Shropshire, and led by James Barrow who has been teaching Taiko in the UK since 1993, we are keen to share our enthusiasm for Taiko Drumming as widely as possible. We aim to both honour the traditions that underpin Taiko Drumming while also developing new musical directions, especially through the use of digital technology.

Taiko West: Proud to be part of the UK Taiko Community