Welcome to the Tengu School of Taiko
The Tengu School of Taiko is a teaching project run by Jared Hardwick, a founding member of Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers. His passion for Taiko led Jared to start the school with an aim to provide access to this exciting Japanese performing art to adults and children alike, to experience something different, fun and enriching.
Since starting Taiko in 2007, Jared has gained substantial experience in performing, as well as teaching and leading classes and workshops both in schools and with adults.
During his training, he has traveled to Japan to train with Yoshikazu Fujimoto of world renowned Japanese Taiko group 'Kodo', and has also been taught by Liz Walters of Tamashii Daiko, Miyuki Williams of Mugenkyo, Tomida Kazuaki and Shogo Yoshi (formerly of Kodo), Masashi Itohara of Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Akemi Jige of Hono-O-Daiko, Tiffany Tamarabuchi and many more.
He is currently teaching regular Taiko classes and workshops for both adults and in schools as an extra-curricular activity.