WEST MIDLANDS TAIKO CENTRE
Monthly Courses at the Grammar School in Newport, Haberdashers’ Adams
High Street, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BD
The West Midlands Taiko Centre is a joint project between Haberdashers’ Adams Grammar School and Taiko West. The “taiko champion” at the school is Malcolm Brown, Head of Music. Malcolm and James first met in 1999 when he invited James to teach a hands-on workshop to GCSE music pupils, so this year sees the 20th anniversary of James and Malcolm joining forces to lead the way for Taiko in the region.
The Centre hosts the annual Midlands Taiko Day as well as the UK Taiko Baka residential course, led by the renowned North American Taiko player Tiffany Tamaribuchi. We have big plans for Midlands Taiko Day 2020, and in addition Malcolm’s junior and senior school groups will be performing in London at the Lord Mayors Parade in November 2019.
The Centre’s monthly classes offer the widest range of abilities of all of our venues. A Beginners morning class suitable for complete newbies, Improvers Class for those building their skills, and the later afternoon Intermediate /Advanced Class from which members of the Taiko West Performing Group are selected.
10.00 – 11.00am. Adults (16+) £8
11.15am – 1.45pm. Adults £20
2.30 – 5.00pm. Adults £20
Saturday 7 March
Saturday 21 March (Midlands Taiko Day)
Saturday 25 April
Saturday 9 May
Saturday 14 or 20 June – to be confirmed
Please complete the registration form below. To guarantee your place and avoid disappointment your payment is ideally needed in advance of your session taking place. It would be great if you can make your payment via electronic banking, details will be presented on the next screen once you submit the form.
Malcolm Brown – West Midlands Taiko Centre Co-ordinator
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