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

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!

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.

Upcoming Events

World Taiko Conference November 20, 2020