STUDENTS from St Andrews College in Marayong drummed up a storm with the Rhythm Hunters in a workshop last week.
Alvin Gannder, Alisha Thorton, Emily Alberti and Anna Ates were among 180 who picked up the skills from drummers Joseph Smith and Rendra Freestone for about an hour.
The four students said they enjoyed listening to the drum beats and learning to play the drums.
"I found the beats of powerful large Japanese festival drums inspired and euphoric," student Alvin said.
A Rhythm Hunters spokesman said they fused together the thunder of Japanese Taiko drumming with indigenous music from Indonesia and Australia.
"Our interactive performances introduce the students to a range of world instruments, or alternatively focus on one culture's music and instruments," he said.
It is part of Cultural Infusion, a national organisation dedicated to creating cross-cultural contact and building cultural harmony through a range of sustainable arts and engagement programs for schools, youth and communities.
The schools' program is multi-disciplinary, utilising arts and cultural practitioners from diverse cultures as a communication tool to enhance the school curriculum.