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

Yuta's New Classes and Free Trial Classes SET!

Yuta's new upcoming 12-week courses have been established!

Along with the Fundamental classes that are regularly offered, the new set of courses will focus on preparing students for the 2015 Bonenkai Recital that will be held at Armstrong Theater on December 21, 6:30-8:00pm.

We would like for ALL Students to be a part of this grand event, so sign up for the pieces/classes that suit you and your interests best!

(Kris will be offering a few classes dedicated to the Recital too, so stay tuned for that - Jack Bazaar!)

Suzuki-sensei will be back!

Want to learn some amazing Shishi-mai?! (traditional Lion Dance)

Kyosuke Suzuki, considered by many to be the best Shishi in Tokyo will be at Asano Taiko US to hold a 2-day intensive.

During his LA stay, he will also be holding introductory fue and taiko workshops that will eventually lead to music accompaniment to the Shishi-mai.

Click on the links to the right of our HOME page for more details!

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!