LATI Introduction

The Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) is a dedicated taiko (Japanese drumming) school in Torrance, CA offering 12-week courses, drop-in classes, multi-day intensives, and one-time workshops on a variety of taiko topics.

The "Learn-Taiko!" link above provides the full list of classes at the Institute!

LATI is housed at Asano Taiko U.S. a full-service taiko maker offering exquisite Japanese drums and accessories, as well as on-site taiko repair and reskinning.

Prices Increasing

Notice to all Asano Taiko US customers and LATI students,

Prices on some products will increase slightly starting May 27th, 2016, and prices on courses and classes will increase starting July 5th, 2016.

12-week courses - $264.00 ($22/class)
12-week courses (monthly installments) - $96.00 ($24/class)
8-week courses - $176.00 ($22/class)
8-week courses (monthly intallments) - $96.00
Drop-in - $26.00
Drop-in (special rate for students taking at least one 12-week course) - $15.00
Asano Youth - $60.00

Thank you for your understanding.

A parting message from coach Jason

Dear Students of LATI,

A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop teaching at LATI. It was a really hard but important decision for me to make. I’m definitely going to miss the taiko but more than that I’m going to miss all of you weirdos.

I wanted to reminisce and share a few stories from my time at LATI, talk a little about my decision to quit, and share some advice for all of you (since I won’t be around to tell you what to do anymore).