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After training with leading drumming groups and teachers in the world, Nitay established the first drumming team in Israel together with Maho Sato, Einat Chitayat and Orit Zelniker, and specializes in teaching all levels and ages. 
Taiko drumming has been his main occupation and way of life for more than a decade.
Since the style of playing is about movement and is physical, and since there is still no study method in the world of taiko that connects the movement to the music integrally, Nitay developed a study method in which the movement techniques of the drumming have names.
This methodology allows for a common language, gradual and clear learning, intuitive playing as a group and the creation of foundations on which one can develop to the highest level!
The practice in the course is not just drumming, and to be precise, the drum is our "tool" for our own development as well as a reflection of who we are.
We use the physical practice, the meditation practice and the presence of the group to continue our personal development process and slowly and continously discover the depth to which we can reach.
A significant part of the practice, and a powerful catalyst for development, are the performances.
At the end of each course cycle, our academy puts on a show where all aspects of the practice come to light, and we also have the opportunity to share the skills we have learned - which pass through the beats of the drums to the hearts of the listeners in an instinctive way.
Taiko Life members have a passion to pass on the knowledge and share the music, values and lifestyle that accompany Taiko into their lives.

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The courses are delivered by the founder of Taiko Life Israel Nitay Zelniker and Einat Chitayat, a senior drummer with over 15 years of experience. Ran Guy recently joined our staff.

Welcome to the first and only Japanese drumming academy in Israel

A training program that combines techniques from Japan and Taiwan;

 How does it work?

With a built-in training program and professional guidance, over the course of 13 weeks, we will direct your inspiration and energy to self-expression, enjoyment, and personal development.

Drumming is suitable for all ages and no previous experience is required.

What are the basics we will learn in the course?

Mastery of the 6 basic drumming techniques on which the rest of the techniques are based:

  • Proper use of the body to produce power with minimum effort

  • Producing quality sound from the taiko drum

  • Practice flexibility, coordination, and body awareness through tai chi and meditation

  • Keeping pace while listening to the environment

  • We will dive into deep water and play a complete taiko creation!

To streamline the learning process and enable each student to develop his or her abilities in taiko drumming most comprehensively - we will emphasize several things:

  • Improving the energy flow

  • Improving stability and physical awareness

  • Flexibility and balance

  • Strengthening the body - arms, back, abdomen, legs, neck

  • An anaerobic pleasure that combines rhythm and music

  • Improving coordination and sense of rhythm

  • Collaborating as a group - individual and group enjoyment

  • Finding an inner balance

  • Discipline, respect, and self-confidence

Take a look what you will be able to play by the end of the course

Everyone feels the need to express themselves, to evolve, to be around people who "see" them for who they are, to give and receive love. We believe that this need can be addressed in a course with Taiko Life.

To move in harmony, we must act on two planes: the plane of motion in the physical world and the plane of motion in the inner world. When we reach synchronization with the wave, we recognize inner vortices and manage to overcome them. Taking action for development and self-expression is natural and the environment gradually adapts itself.

How can this happen? With the help of our teacher's guidance, meditation, self-acceptance, group inclusion, determination, optimism, focus on physical training, and clearing toxic thoughts, we will ascend from criticism and stress.​

How do taiko drums play a part in this?​

The skills we will acquire and apply while practicing taiko drumming can be reflected in every aspect of life.


Persistence is an important tool to produce success, and connection and awareness to the body allow for health and harmony. Keeping pace teaches how to connect to and maintain a wave, teaches how not to get carried away and be impatient. Drumming movement greatly improves coordination and learning rhythms sharpens memory. Physical flexibility opens and maintains the body, and mental flexibility allows one to change and play at that moment.


Re-practicing the act of drumming and focusing on the action itself and improving it, helps to free oneself from unnecessary thoughts and self-criticism. The power and uniformity expressed in playing is an empowering and instructive experience, and the challenges that this unique style presents to the student are made in an environment that is safe and encourages development.