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

Arugakki (Kris) at Grand Annex June 8!

My 2019 home concert is June 8 at Grand Annex and I'm excited! In addition to improvements to pieces like Suga 3 and the mochi-pounding music, we'll be performing...

- a new piece for "kawatsura" (shime head) and brushes, with electronics
- a new naname piece I wrote at my Albuquerque choreography residency
- a new dance piece by Minh Nguyen to music I wrote on Amtrak

Please come!

2019 LATI Camping Trip!

We are excited to announce that we will be having our very first LATI CAMPING TRIP!
Click the link here to get all the info regarding the trip:

Camp Information:
Oso Group Campground
San Bernardino National Forest

Dates: Fri, June 28th ~ Sun, June 30th
Price: $60 for adults & $30 for children under 10
(price includes: campground fees, Fri dinner, Sat breakfast, Sat lunch, Sat dinner, & Sun breakfast)

Yuta's new courses!

Yuta's new 12-week courses have finally been decided on!
Yodan-Uchi has come back, and this is his first attempt to teach Jack Bazaar in full. The first 12-weeks of Jack Bazaar will mainly cover KarC (the intro to Jack Bazaar) and drills that will be helpful for the rest of Jack Bazaar.
Click on "Learn Taiko" to sign up for classes!