Learn Taiko!

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!

Upcoming Primers

Try Taiko! Free trial lesson. Play the drums and learn about the upcoming class offerings at LATI. Amazing drums, amazing teachers, amazing fun!

Tue, Aug 02, 2016 - 18:00 FREE Try Taiko and Mochitsuki! (Tue 6-7pm)
Wed, Aug 03, 2016 - 18:00 FREE Try Taiko Class! (Wed 6-7pm)
Thu, Aug 04, 2016 - 18:00 FREE Try Taiko Class! (Thu 6-7pm)

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.

Youth Classes

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!

Drop-in Classes

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!

Past 12 Week Courses

Drills: Daybreak Drills: Fruit Medley
Drills: Daybreak Drills: Toast and Jam
Beta Form: Beta Fundamentals (R06)
Beta Form: Daytime Class Fundamentals II (R07)
Beta Form: Hondaiko (G03)
Beta Form: Hondaiko (G04)
Beta Form: Hondaiko (GR05)
Beta Form: Hondaiko (GR06)
Beta Form: Non-Bay
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R02)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R03)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R04)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R04)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R05)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R06)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R07)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R08) 11-Week Course
Beta Form: Stance and Strike (R09)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike Level II (R04)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike Level II (R05)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike Level II (R06)
Beta Form: Stance and Strike Level II (R07)
Beta Form: Stance, Strike, and Oroshi
Beta Form: TaiConnect (R04)
Beta Form: TaiConnect (R06)
Beta Form: TaiConnect (R07)
Beta Form: TaiConnect (R09)
Beta Form: TaiConnect (R10)
Beta Form: Unifying the Strike
Beta Patterns: DokoKara (R03)
Beta Patterns: DokoKara (R05)
Beta Patterns: DokoKara (R07)
Beta Patterns: DokoKara Daytime (R05)
Beta Patterns: Dokokara Prep (R09)
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu (G03)
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu (G04)
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu (G06, 7wk)
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu (G08)
Beta Patterns: LATI Renshuu (G10)
Beta Patterns: Oroshi
Beta Patterns: Oroshi (G07)
Beta Patterns: Oroshi (G11)
Beta Patterns: Sugagaki Primer
Beta, Misc, Naname, Small Drum Patterns: NEW Recital Finale Piece! (4-8-16-32)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R04)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R05)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R06) 11-week Course
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R07)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R08)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R09)
Beta, Naname, Odaiko Drills: Drill Drills Drills! (R10)
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R03a) - CANCELED
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R03b)
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R03c)
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R06) 11-week
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R08) 11-Week Course
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (R10)
Hachijo Form: Create Your Piece (Red02)
Misc : Yukai Daiko ATUSCoT Fellowship part 1
Misc : Yukai Daiko ATUSCoT Fellowship part 2
Misc Creativity: Mochitsuki Fundamentals (7 week)
Misc Creativity: Seven techniques of taiko composition
Misc Creativity: Weekly Jam
Misc Drills: 1-ee-and-uh (7-week)
Misc Drills: Drills, Drills, Drills!
Misc Drills: Intermediate Level Weekly Practice
Naname Creativity: 110 Solo Prep (7 wk)
Naname Creativity: 3 Concepts for Compelling Choreography
Naname Creativity: Create a 405 Solo
Naname Creativity: Create a Matsuri Solo! (R03) - CANCELED
Naname Creativity: Matsuri Solo Development
Naname Drills: Slant-Drum Solo Practice
Naname Form: Daytime Fundamentals (R08)
Naname Form: Daytime Fundamentals (R09)
Naname Form: Daytime Stance and Strike (R06)
Naname Form: Form Fundamentals
Naname Form: Fundamental Dexterity
Naname Form: Movement Fundamentals
Naname Form: Movement Fundamentals (7 week)
Naname Form: Movement Fundamentals (G10)
Naname Form: Movement Fundamentals (G11)
Naname Form: Movement Fundamentals G08
Naname Form: Rhythm and Choreo 50/50
Naname Form: Rhythm and Movement
Naname Form: Rhythm and Movement Essentials
Naname Form: Rhythm Fundamentals
Naname Form: Stance and Strike
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (G04)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R03)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R04)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R05)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R06) 11-week Course
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R07)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R09)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike (R10)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike Fri (R07)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike II (R05)
Naname Form: Stance and Strike II Tue (R07)
Naname Form: Stance, Strike, and Control
Naname Form: Stance, Strike, and Control (G11)
Naname Form: Stance, Strike, and M-Patterns
Naname Form: Stance, Strike, and M-Patterns (G10)
Naname Musicality: Jack Bazaar-arama
Naname Musicality: Rhythm Fundamentals (G09)
Naname Musicality: Tally Ho -- Interaction and Improv
Naname Patterns: Choreo Study: Patience Duet
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar - Karc Joan of Arc
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar 2016 Sun
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar 2016 Wed
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar Duet Intro Part 1
Naname Patterns: Jack Bazaar Prep 2015
Naname Patterns: Matsuri Crashers Essentials
Naname Patterns: Matsuri Crashers Essentials (G02)
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part (R04)
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part (R06)
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part (R08) 11-Week Course
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part (Sat)
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part (Sun)
Naname Patterns: Omiyage Chu-part Continuation (R09)
Naname Patterns: Tally Ho Groove
Naname Patterns: Tally Ho Nagado
Naname Patterns: The Hot 7
Naname Patterns: Two-Person Slant-Drum Moves
Naname, Small Drum Patterns: Omiyage Prep (R09)
Odaiko : 8-Week Odaiko Course with Isaku Kageyama (IK01)
Odaiko Form: Day-time Odaiko Basics and Intro to Soloing (R10)
Odaiko Form: Odaiko Basics and Intro to Soloing (R07)
Odaiko Form: Odaiko Basics and Intro to Soloing (R08) 11-Week Course
Odaiko Form: Odaiko Basics and Intro to Soloing (R10)
Small Drum Creativity: Watashi Watashitachi Solo Development
Small Drum Drills: 1-ee-and-uh - Best Drill Ever?!
Small Drum Drills: 1-ee-and-uh - Best Drill Ever?! (G03)
Small Drum Drills: 90 Days to Better Shime
Small Drum Drills: 90 Days to Better Shime (G03)
Small Drum Drills: Rudiments
Small Drum Musicality: Rhythm and Timing
Small Drum Patterns: Essential Jiuchi
Small Drum Patterns: Omiyage Shime/Okedo and Multi-drum Mastery
Small Drum Patterns: Omiyage Shime/Okedo and Multi-drum Mastery (G07)
Small Drum Patterns: Omiyage Shime/Okedo and Multi-drum Mastery (G08)
Small Drum Patterns: Rock Solids (7 week)
Small Drum Patterns: Rock Solids!
Small Drum Patterns: Rock Solids! (G02)
Small Drum Patterns: Tally Ho Tsukeshime
Small Drum Patterns: Watashi Watashitachi
Small Drum Patterns: Watashi Watashitachi (G03)
Small Drum Patterns: WTG Rock Solids Prep

One-time Workshops

One-time workshops from visiting guest artists.

Private Lessons

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.

$30-$125 / hour
Price Chart
Contact Asano Taiko US to reserve a room.