Welcome to Stonewave Taiko

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Mid-Winter Japanese Festival in Bega

Stonewave Taiko, nestled in the scenic landscapes of Bega, New South Wales, is more than just a taiko drumming ensemble. Since 2014, we've been blending the ancient, rhythmic traditions of Japanese taiko drumming with contemporary Australian influences, creating a unique auditory experience that's both captivating and moving. Our dynamic ensemble of over 35 members from diverse backgrounds and age groups brings energy and unity to every performance.


At Stonewave Taiko, we’re not just performers; we’re custodians of a cultural legacy.

Our ensemble aims to embody the power, precision, and passion of Taiko, offering an immersive experience that resonates with the soul.

Captivating Performances

Dive into our world of rhythm and movement where tradition meets innovation to create a powerful immersive. 

Engaging Classes

Whether you’re a beginner or experienced drummer, our weekly classes in Bega and Cobargo cater to all levels.

School Programs

Inspire young minds with our hands on taiko drumming workshops and programs tailored for schools

Community Events

 Join us at local festivals and events, where we bring people together through the powerful beats of the drum

Our Story

Founded in 2014, Stonewave Taiko has evolved into a vibrant community ensemble under the artistic direction of David Hewitt. With a mission to merge traditional Japanese drumming with the rich cultural fabric of the Far South Coast of NSW, we embrace community engagement and artistic excellence. 


We’re dedicated to delivering an authentic and accessible Taiko experience. Whether you’re a curious newcomer or a seasoned aficionado, Stonewave Taiko welcomes you to the world of Taiko drumming.

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Join Us Today!

Become a part of our vibrant taiko community. Sign up for our classes, book a performance, or simply connect with us to learn more. Dive into the rhythmic world of Stonewave Taiko and experience the heartbeat of community and culture.

Stonewave Taiko Frequently Asked Questions

Curious about what taiko drumming is or how you can get involved? Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions

What is Stonewave Taiko?

Stonewave Taiko is a professionally led community group in Bega dedicated to the practice and performance of Japanese Taiko drumming. Stonewave is one of the few Taiko groups in regional Australia.

How can I join Stonewave Taiko?

We welcome new members throughout the year. Visit our ‘Join Us’ page for more information on how to become a part of our Taiko family.

Do I need any experience to start Taiko drumming?

No experience is necessary! We offer beginner classes that will teach you the basics of Taiko drumming.

What events does Stonewave Taiko participate in?

We perform at various cultural festivals, local events, and private functions. Check out Facebook page for upcoming performances.

Are there any age restrictions for joining Stonewave Taiko?

Taiko drumming is great for all ages 8 and over.

How can I book Stonewave Taiko for an event?

Please visit our ‘Contact’ page to inquire about booking Stonewave Taiko for your event.

What are the benefits of Taiko drumming?

Taiko drumming is not only a musical experience but also a physical workout. It improves rhythm, coordination, and helps build a sense of community.

What should I wear to a Taiko class?

Comfortable clothing that allows for movement is best. Traditional Taiko attire is not required for beginners.

Does Stonewave Taiko offer workshops for schools or community groups?

Yes, we offer educational workshops tailored to schools and community groups. Contact us for more details.

How can I support Stonewave Taiko?

There are many ways to support us, including volunteering, donations, or simply attending our events. Visit our ‘Support Us’ page for more information.

Join Us Today!

Discover our story, meet our team, and join our community in embracing cultural arts and rhythmic traditions.