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.

Los Angeles Taiko Institute/Asano Taiko U.S. location:
20909 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501

Videos posted: Two-person slant-drum moves !

Today was my last "Two Person Slant-Drum Moves" class of my current instruction period. In seven short weeks, Christine, Doreen, and Janelle learned four extremely challenging two-person slant-drum moves, "ITC", "Threes Compnay", "Tar Pits", and "Sugagagi". They'll now have four weeks with a coach to drill and practice the moves before I return and we put it all together in week 12.

I've posted videos of me and Yuta demonstrating the moves. Enjoy!

Bring a Friend Promotion!

Sign up a friend and you both save 10!

Refer a friend for a 12-week LATI course or a 10-Class Stamp-card, and you both receive $10 off of your registration. Introduce five friends to LATI and you get $50 off, while your friends all save $10 too!
(Offer good through January. Friends needn't take the same class as referrer.)

List of New Classes!


12週間コース、または10回の回数券 ($200)の教室にお友達とご一緒にお申し込みしていただきますと、お友達と共に10ドルの割引を致します。