Since 1999, in addition to their regular appearances, Kodo has held a number of School Workshop Performances taking place mainly at junior high schools.

The idea is to let students directly experience the appeal of the taiko in the familiar surroundings of their school gym. Up to eight performers lead these hands-on workshops that showcase the world of Japanese taiko. Kodo hopes this experience serves to introduce young Japanese people to their own traditional culture and perhaps even contribute in some small way to their own self-discovery.