• Celebrating 25 years!

    Learn and Perform Taiko


    an East Bay taiko community since 1998


    Workshop: Basics of Taiko: The Art of Japanese Traditional Drumming

    Offered every month. Learn more and signup on EventBrite


    Newcomers interested in weekly classes, see the Classes section for details.

  • Big Drums are Cool!

    Have you seen us perform? Curious about Japanese drumming? We've been performing at festivals and local events for 25 years, and we welcome experienced players as well as absolute beginners. Taiko is taught in the tradition of martial arts. The essence of Taiko is not only looked upon as the skillful playing of percussion instruments, but as the discipline of mind and body in the spirit of complete respect and unity among the drummers. After a basic training period, everyone can perform! Classes in our dojo cover different songs each month, and include physical training, taiko history, and of course, plenty of drumming skills. Bring your energy and curiosity to this combination of Japanese drumming, dance, and theatrics and you'll find yourself re-energized and eager to perform.

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    Book us for your event

    Learn taiko basics, songs and performance skills. Convenient location in Oakland, CA. Beginner classes Wednesdays and Sundays. Kids 8 and up on Saturdays. See the Classes section for details.

    Taiko is a musical performance art with roots in traditional Japanese culture and a vibrant, diverse, global community.

  • Learn More About Classes

    Adults, kids and seniors learn and perform with sensei Susan Horn

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    Donations support our mission to bring the joy of taiko to more people and events in our communities. All donations are tax deductible.