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

Asano Taiko US closed Aug 7th thru 14th

In preparation for the North American Taiko Conference, Asano Taiko U.S. will be closed from August 7th through August 14th. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

We will be taking all of our studio drums to the Conference so if you are available to help on August 9th any time between 12pm and 9pm we would greatly appreciate your help! Please fill out this SIGN UP FORM if you can help us out! Thank you!

NATC registration is open!

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh... NATC is coming to San Diego!

August 10-13 is North American Taiko Conference, an amazing assembly of taiko players from around the world. ATUS/LATI is closing for a whole week to help with the event and we're hoping all our students attend!

Registration is now open. Take a look at the website, register your spot, and be a part of the fun in San Diego!