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
310-974-4490
taiko@asano.us

A parting message from coach Jason

Dear Students of LATI,

A couple of weeks ago I decided to stop teaching at LATI. It was a really hard but important decision for me to make. I’m definitely going to miss the taiko but more than that I’m going to miss all of you weirdos.

I wanted to reminisce and share a few stories from my time at LATI, talk a little about my decision to quit, and share some advice for all of you (since I won’t be around to tell you what to do anymore).