Jonathan Kirby brings ten years of taiko teaching experience together in this quick-start guide to taiko drumming. Designed primarily for teachers and group leaders who are keen to get taiko started without previous taiko experience. One complete term of taiko is laid out in simple, easy-to-follow lesson plans starting from the basics of how to stand at the drum, through to a full performance at the end of term - always following Kagemusha Taiko's four key principles. This is a concise, yet thorough guide that makes taiko accessible to all in a way that is clear and easy to understand. You will gain access to a library of online videos which shows Jonathan taking Kagemusha Junior Taiko's newest members through the programme, step-by-step. Following the online content, read Jonathan's teaching tips and notes and see taiko teaching in action.