Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) offers a wide variety of options to learn taiko!
- Free Try Taiko Primer Classes
- 12-Week Courses
- Youth Courses
- Ongoing Drop-In Classes
- One-Time Workshops
- Private Lessons
Contact us and we'll gladly assist you in finding the perfect class!
Join us and fall in love with taiko!
Try Taiko! Free trial lesson. Play the drums and learn about the upcoming class offerings at LATI. Amazing drums, amazing teachers, amazing fun!
Upcoming 12 Week Courses
Registration is now open for the following courses.
LATI 12-week courses provide weekly instruction from professional taiko players for fast-paced and fun skill development.
Click the course name below for more information and to register online.
Registration closes one week after course begins.
|Sat, Jun 25 - 2:00 PM||Small Drum Patterns: 8-Week Shime Daiko Fundamentals Course with Isaku Kageyama (IK02)|
|Fri, Jul 01 - 8:00 PM||Odaiko : 8-Week Odaiko Fundamentals Course with Isaku Kageyama (IK02)|
|Wed, Jul 06 - 6:00 PM||Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R12)|
|Wed, Jul 06 - 8:00 PM||Small Drum Form: Shimedaiko Fundamentals and Jiuchi (R12)|
|Thu, Jul 07 - 10:00 AM||Form: SNOB - Shime/Naname/Odaiko/Beta Drills (R11)|
|Fri, Jul 08 - 6:00 PM||Beta Patterns: DokoKara (R12)|
|Fri, Jul 08 - 8:00 PM||Misc Patterns: Kotobuki Jishi Practice Group (R12)|
|Sat, Jul 09 - 11:00 AM||Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R12)|
|Sat, Jul 09 - 2:00 PM||Odaiko Form: Odaiko Basics and Intro to Soloing (R12)|
|Sun, Jul 10 - 10:00 AM||Odaiko Patterns: 8-Week Advanced Odaiko Course Rei with Isaku Kageyama (IK02)|
Asano Youth Classes offer world-class instruction preparing young players for the joys of taiko performance in a supportive and creative environment.
Through careful guidance, students will further their studies in taiko in order to perform exciting LATI pieces, eventually to become a member of the Asano Taiko US Youth Performance Team!
For Youth ages 6-14
Every Tuesdays and Thursdays, $50/Month
Contact us by phone or email to register today!
|Tuesdays - 5:00 PM||Beta Form: Beginning Youth (6-14yrs)|
|Tuesdays - 6:15 PM||Naname Form: Intermediate Youth (6-14yrs)|
|Wednesdays - 3:00 PM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Wed ages 3-4 CANCELED|
|Wednesdays - 5:00 PM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Wed ages 2-4|
|Thursdays - 5:00 PM||Beta Form: Beginning Youth (6-14yrs)|
|Thursdays - 6:15 PM||Naname Form: Intermediate Youth (6-14yrs)|
|Fridays - 4:00 PM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Fri ages 4-6|
|Saturdays - 10:15 AM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Sat ages 2-3|
|Saturdays - 11:15 AM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Sat ages 3-4|
|Saturdays - 12:30 PM||Taiko Together! Parent and Child, Sat ages 4-6|
Come to a single class, or every week! LATI drop-in classes offer flexible taiko training and drum-time to players of all levels.
Make sure to contact us by phone or email to RSVP today!
|Fridays - 6:00 PM||Misc : Drop in Practice Time|
|Saturdays - 11:00 AM||Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R12)|
|Saturdays - 12:00 PM||Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R11)|
12 Week Courses in Session
Registration is closed.
Past 12 Week Courses
One-time workshops from visiting guest artists.
|Sat, Aug 13, 2016 - 9:00||Introduction to TaikOrff: Workshop for Taiko Teachers|
Learn one-on-one from the taiko world's most advanced players and teachers. The tailor-made instruction of private lessons is perfect for beginners seeking a solid foundation and advanced players seeking state-of-the-art technique and professional development.
$56/hour, 15-min minimum
$28/hour for each additional student
Contact us to schedule lessons
Practice Room Rental
Take advantage of the amazing sound-proof, taiko facilities at Asano Taiko US. Practice on top-quality instruments from Japan including odaiko, nagado (with beta, naname, yatai, and Hachijo stands), okedo, and tsukeshime. Pair room rental with private lessons to learn how practice effectively and make the most of your time in the studio.