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

Steps Toward Asano Taiko U.S. Opening

Dear Friends, Family, and Community Members,

We hope that you and your loved ones are as well as you can be during this long lasting pandemic. We at Asano miss you all so much...

As you may already know, Los Angeles has started allowing non-essential businesses to reopen, and since gyms are included in this list, we too have decided to start opening our doors in steps.

June - Store opens for retail (details below)

June - Studio open for rental/personal practice

July 1 - Private lessons available (details below)

LATI x COVID-19 Website

Check out our LATI x COVID-19 Website and learn taiko remotely!
We want everyone to still be able to play taiko at home, so our instructors have worked hard to build this website.
Learn how to make a tire drum so you have something to play on! Learn LATI repertoires taught by LATI instructors! Learn warm ups and stretches led by LATI instructors and students!

Enjoy your time and stay active even while you're at home!
Let us know your progress by updating the practice check- off sheet.
Stay safe, healthy, and active!

COVID-19 Situation Updated

We're all in this together.

We hope everyone is in good health and staying well at this stressful time. As it continues to remain unclear when operations can be resumed, we are paying close attention to the situation in the state of California and the city of Torrance. Although the stay-at-home orders are set to expire on 4/19, we still do not know the exact details. Once we receive permission to resume operations and we determine when classes will resume, we will follow up and notify you about the resumption of classes.


To the Asano Taiko U.S. & Los Angeles Taiko Institute Family,

As I am sure everyone is aware, we are currently experiencing a public concern regarding the COVID-19. Asano Taiko U.S. has decided to cancel all classes and studio rentals and close the store starting Monday, March 16, 2020 until Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

If you are currently taking a course at LATI, you can opt for:
-a refund
-credit for future classes
-a donation to Asano Taiko U.S.
Please email your instructor(s) and let us know which option you prefer

Isaku's Class Schedule Changes

Due to COVID-19 concerns, LATI will be closed from March 16-31. If you are currently taking a course at LATI, you can opt for a refund, credit for future classes, or a donation to ATUS.

Please let me know how you would like to proceed:

FRI March 13 6-7:45PM Naname Fundamentals - As Scheduled
SAT March 14 Noon-1:45PM Drum Covers! - As Scheduled
SAT March 14 2-3:45PM Int/Adv Odaiko - As Scheduled
SUN March 15 1-2:45PM Mind and Body Workout - As Scheduled