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.

3rd anniversary of Asano Taiko US

July 25 marks the 3rd anniversary of Asano Taiko US. Thank you to the students, aikoukai members, staff, family, and friends of our community who have made this milestone possible.

It has been a wild ride, and three years passed in a blink. But through it all we see the power of taiko to connect people. Asano Taiko US' very existence is the result of these connections and the daily support of so many. I am deeply grateful.

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.