In constant demand all over the world, Taikoz bring their dynamic and heart-stopping traditional Japanese taiko drumming to Australian schools, demonstrating how this incredible art form is made relevant to Australia today. Taikoz shows are so engrossing because they are seen, heard and felt: students literally become sounding boards, vibrating along with the explosive energy coming from the stage – a stage some will even find themselves sharing with these masters of rhythm.

KERRYN JOYCE TAIKO
RYUJI HAMADA TAIKO
SOPHIE UNSEN AND/OR SOPHIA ANG TAIKO

 

Suitability
Our program is suitable for students up to Year 8.

Cross curriculum priorities
Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia

Links to other learning
Languages, HPE - movement and dance, numeracy

Key general capabilities
Literacy, critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding

Listen

Taikoz

KERRYN JOYCE TAIKO
RYUJI HAMADA TAIKO
SOPHIE UNSEN AND/OR SOPHIA ANG TAIKO

"The students were electrified by the sounds and artistry of Taikoz!"
— Martha Grahame, Taralga Public School

Performance Details

Live In School Tour Dates

Barwon South West VIC
2021 - Term 3 (26 Jul - 5 Aug)
Loddon Mallee VIC
2021 - Term 3 (26 Jul – 5 Aug)
Greater Western Sydney NSW
2021 - Term 4 (1 - 10 Nov & 15 - 17 Nov)
Sydney East & City NSW
2022 - Term 2 (23 May – 1 Jun)
Perth WA
2022 - Term 2 (13 – 22 Jun)
Geraldton & the Coral Coast WA
2022 - Term 2 (23 Jun – 1 Jul)
Riverina NSW
2022 - Term 4 (17 – 21 Oct)

Live Online Tour Dates

2022 - Term 1 (21 – 25 Mar)

Pricing

Full price $9.50 - per student (min. 150 students per concert)
MVIS Online $7.50 - per student

Professional Development

By booking a 2022 program, you have access to a free Professional Development Webinar exploring your chosen ensemble and the teaching and learning resources.

Find out more here.

Resources

Musica Viva In Schools includes online teaching and learning resources that guide you through the program you’ve booked and enhance students’ concert experience.

Teaching resources contain:

  • Interactive activities
  • Multimedia content, compatible with Interactive Whiteboard
  • Music and creative arts curriculum-specific content
  • Cross-curriculum links aligned with state and national curricula

Event notes

Financial Assistance

We provide financial assistance to help schools access our programs - find out more here.