top of page


Taiko Gasshuku Alba is a four-day intensive retreat suitable for intermediate to advanced Taiko players looking to take their Taiko drumming skills to the next level. Set against the idyllic backdrop of the Scottish Highlands, the Gasshuku is an opportunity to connect with Taiko players from across the world and immerse yourself in key Taiko drumming concepts under the guidance of world-class instructors. Classes will be held in our base at Dounans, where there is also basic on-site accommodation, and in Aberfoyle Memorial Hall. Both venues are separated by a 10-minute countryside walk.

Here's a short video showing the location and on-site accommodation at Dounans













For our inaugural event, we are thrilled to announce that both Shoji Kameda and Yuta Kato will be the lead instructors. We wanted to make sure the course content encompassed a broad range of Taiko skills, so we have decided upon the following topics: "Lion Chant and Taiko-set concepts", led by Shoji; and "Yodan Uchi and related drills", led by Yuta. 


Over the course of four intense days, participants will receive around 15 hours of tuition from each instructor. Each day will begin with a warm-up and stretch, before the morning session with your first instructor. After lunch, a second session will begin with instructor number two. 

Spaces on the intensive will be limited and we are expecting the demand to be very high. Registration is open now, so click the button below to register. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop us a message via the contact page.

Please note that participants choosing the 'residential' ticket option get accommodation from 8-15 April, which includes the dates of the Scottish Taiko Festival.

Gasshuku location and accommodation video.
08 Apr 2024, 09:00
Dounans Centre Aberfoyle
bottom of page