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Product Code: JT-5

Japanese Taiko – 5 Practice Drum Class Set

£1,597.00 exc VAT

£1,916.40 inc VAT

Age 7 - 18+

  • Instruments 5
  • Players 5
  • 50kg
  • Stock: 5
Full Teaching Support Included

This is a pack of 5 Kagemusha Pipe Drums, each with its own stand and set of Bachi (drum sticks) – perfect for kitting out ten students with 2 pupils per drum. The drums are 60cm high, have a 54cm diameter playing head and weigh around 10kg.

Kagemusha Taiko have developed Taiko drums that are affordable and robust whilst looking and sounding good.

Their initial designs have evolved over the years to deliver these popular drums that have been met with approval all over the country. Music Services in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Ealing, Portsmouth, North Somerset and Devon have all bought Kagemusha Taiko Pipe Drums in the past few years, and we welcome individual schools, emerging Taiko groups and individuals to purchase smaller sets of drums.

These drums work. You can hit them hard and you can get a good sound out of them, whether on skin or rim. You can carry them easily and you won’t panic if you’re outside and it starts to rain, and you don’t need to worry if someone gets rough and knocks one over. These drums are built to last!

Drums for Schools are the exclusive UK distributor for Kagemusha Taiko Practice Drums

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Product Information

What's included

5x Taiko Pipe Drums

5x Wooden stands

5 sets Bachi (drum sticks)

How to Play

Everyone loves playing Taiko, and it works successfully with both Primary and Secondary pupils. The physical nature of Taiko makes it utterly absorbing and exciting, whilst the discipline provides a structured framework for creativity.

As well as attracting the best young musicians and high achievers, Taiko attracts pupils who would not normally get involved in school music – and some don’t even regard it as music! Enjoyment is the main achievement of Taiko, with success celebrated at every level.


We work with a small number of specialist logistic companies to deliver your order quickly and economically. The delivery method varies, depending on your location and the size of the order, as follows:

UK Locations

Orders up to 5kg – Courier 2 to 3 working day delivery. This would typically include books, smaller instruments, percussion baskets and djembes up to 40cm.

Orders over 5kg – Courier, next working day delivery. Most orders are sent this way.

Large orders – Pallet service, 3 to 5 working day delivery. Used for large orders and those with more fragile contents.

Please note:

  1. Above timings are from dispatch date. Time from placing your order will usually be one or two days longer, depending on the order and destination.
  2. Delivery to offshore or Highland addresses may take longer and may cost more than to UK mainland addresses and we’ll quote and agree the costs with you in advance. Please note that in these cases it’s fine to go ahead and place your order, and there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you.
  3. For some destinations, where a courier service isn’t available, we may send by Royal Mail instead.

International Locations

Orders weighing less than 1kg and not too bulky – Post Office Airmail. This would include books and smaller percussion instruments.

Orders weighing more than about 1kg and large orders – international courier or pallet service. We’ll obtain competitive quotes and agree these with you in advance.

Please note that it’s fine to go ahead and place your international order prior to confirming shipping costs, and that there’s no obligation on your part until the delivery costs have been quoted and accepted by you. Payment for international orders, including shipping costs, is required before dispatch of the goods.


Please let us know straight away if anything arrives damaged or otherwise in a substandard condition and we’ll be happy to replace it, refund the cost or provide you with an alternative product to your satisfaction. Speed is of the essence here as most courier companies will only accept responsibility for damage in transit if the damage is reported within 24 hours of delivery.

 In the event of damage, please take photographs, including any damage to the packaging, and email these to us ASAP.

Similarly, if an instrument  develops a fault within 12 months of purchase in the course of normal use (though excluding fair wear and tear), please let us know, and we’ll replace it or refund the cost. It’s also very helpful for us to see photos of the issue as this gives us solid information for changing the design, the production method or the packing materials.

But please do contact us before returning any damaged or substandard items. Once we’ve approved their return, please send to:  Drums for Schools Limited, 21 Shaftesbury Avenue, Burton Joyce NG14 5GL 

We really appreciate your feedback in the case of faults (or if you think an instrument could be improved in any way) and we take all such feedback very seriously indeed.

Japanese Taiko Drumming develops great life skills in young people including awareness, collaborative working and discipline. All the elements of music can be taught as well as physical movement and well being.

Andy Gleadhill

A great starting point for building your own Taiko performance orchestra, or as a centre piece for your current classroom percussion selection.

Richard McKerron

The Taiko pipe drum can also be used in African drumming groups as a Dundun drum or for use in any percussion ensemble.

Andy Gleadhill

These pipe drums give a big Taiko sound. Each drum comes with a wooden stand to give the best sound and a set of bachi (Taiko drum sticks) ready to use.

Andy Gleadhill

Playing set rhythms together as a group can help less vocal members of a group to feel more confident and included.

Richard McKerron