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

New parent-child taiko available Feb/Mar!

New parent/toddler taiko courses by visiting teacher, Yeeman Mui!

Registration now open!

Thursdays - 4:00 PM Ages 3-4 with parent
Fridays - 10:00 AM Ages 2-3 with parent
Fridays - 4:00 PM Ages 4-6 with parent
Saturdays - 10:00 AM Ages 2-3 with parent
Saturdays - 11:00 AM Ages 4-6 with parent
Sundays - 3:00 PM Ages 3-4 with parent

ECTC attendees Practice Pledge

80 hours!

In celebration of the upcoming 2015 East Coast Taiko Conference, a group of us is making a practice pledge. Between now and Feb 13, 2015, amongst the five of us, we will practice 80 hours.

Each of us has picked a topic and created a goal and a plan using LATI's practice "Target" form. We'll be tracking our progress with LATI's "Practice Logs" and measuring only the time we're actually on the drum, doing concentrated practice.

If you'd like to join the pledge, let me know!

Here we go!

Groups@US! Starting January 6, 2015

Announcing "Groups @US" in collaboration with LATI instructors!
(get it? atUS? ATUS? Asano Taiko US?)

Start organizing your dream group today!

Beginning January 2015, ATUS will feature student-organized groups of all types! Like-minded taiko friends design their ideal taiko group and meet once a week with access to the full range of Asano instruments. LATI staff provide as little or as much support as needed, to make every group a success.

Suzuki Sensei is coming!

We are very excited to announce that the great musician and dancer, Suzuki Kyosuke, will be coming to the Institute! Suzuki Sensei will give a two-day intensive on lion dance, for which we'll be preparing practice shishi gashira (lion masks) for each participant. The intensive will be 12 hours of instruction and an optional dinner with our favorite lion dancer! Suzuki Sensei will also be teaching two workshops on the music that accompanies the dance, called Kotobuki Jishi.