• Celebrating 25 years!

    Learn and Perform Taiko


    an East Bay taiko community group since 1998


    Upcoming workshops: Basics of Taiko: The Art of Japanese Traditional Drumming

    Dates: January 27, March 3. 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. 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.

    Cultural and community festivals - 

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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 Saturdays. Kids 8 and up on Saturdays. See the Classes section for details and email info@etaiko.org to sign-up.

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

  • Join Us

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

  • Connect With Us

    Find out more, get involved, book us for your event!

  • Donate

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