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
310-974-4490
taiko@asano.us

Asano Taiko US 5th Anniversary Events!

Asano Taiko US 5th Anniversary Events!
Fri July 27 -- Sun July 29

July marks the fifth anniversary of Asano Taiko US. To celebrate, we're hosting a weekend of workshops, parties, and a concert! We'll have workshops by instructors from Japan and Los Angeles Taiko Institute, performances by local and international artists, as well as other special events.

Registration is limited to 80 participants: 40 players from the larger taiko community and 40 current LATI students.

5 year Anniversary

Asano Taiko U.S. will be celebrating our 5 year Anniversary this year in July! We have exciting events planned AND guest artists coming all the way from Japan. Please save the dates—Sat, July 28th and Sun, July 29th! More info COMING SOON!
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UnitOne & Miyake Taiko show

UnitOne collaborates for the very first time with Miyakejima Geinou Doushikai. Miyakejima Geinou Doushikai (also known as Miyake Taiko) is a group based in Tokyo, Japan, known for performing a traditional style native to the island of Miyake. They have taught this form to the renowned taiko group KODO. Witness these two top skilled groups combine Japanese and American taiko in an exciting performance!

Friday, March 9th
8:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, March 10th
8:00PM - 10:00PM

Isaku's Odaiko Course Starts Saturday 2/10

Course Dates: 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28
Time: Saturdays 2-4PM
SIGN UP HERE

If you’ve had little or no experience playing the Odaiko, this course is the perfect opportunity for you. This course will cover the basic mechanics such as grip, stance, and stroke. The course will culminate in a performance of “Agari Yatai” composed by Yoichi Watanabe of Amanojaku.

Sandbox Percussion at LATI

Sandbox Percussion at LATI
"What Steve Reich on taiko teaches us about playing together"
Sat Feb 3, 5:00-7:30pm
$40
https://taiko.la/event/sandbox-percussion-lati

Members of the renowned ensemble, Sandbox Percussion, present a workshop for the taiko community! The ensemble will be performing the Steve Reich piece "Music for Pieces of Wood" and will teach us a rhythm excerpt. They'll then use that pattern to explore tips for playing together as an ensemble.