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

First LATIdama Ceremonies!

The Institute's LATIdama system uses beads to represent particular taiko skills tested at the completion of several courses. Last term, eight players earned their beads! LATIdama will be presented in each student's next class with the LATIdama Presentation Ceremony. These players are now qualified to take courses with their LATIdama prerequisite, and to mentor others trying to earn their LATIdama. Fun fun!