Registration is open for our summer All-Levels Taiko class

Taiko class

Community Group Classes Resume this Month

After more than a year of closures and limited gatherings, this summer brings the opportunity to try something new! We're excited to announce that our in-studio classes are resuming this month and there's still time to register.

Our Adult All-Levels Class is open to both beginners and experienced players - no musical experience is required, just a willingness to have fun and learn something new. Our summer session also brings a unique opportunity for students to perform at Missouri Botanical Garden's Japanese Festival, happening over Labor Day weekend.

Beginners will learn the basics of sticking, kata (form), and movement. After learning some common taiko rhythms, students will also learn some pieces you can play. Experienced players will learn more complicated rhythms and playing styles, and will also be introduced to other types of taiko to learn the full range of sounds available in kumidaiko (ensemble taiko).

Learning yatai style
Above: Experienced players learn to play in the seated yatai style, as well as our large odaiko.

Learning taiko isn't just about drumming patterns; it's also a great way to exercise! It also helps to improve self-awareness, rhythm, and concentration. It can also relieve stress and - let's be honest - is a lot of fun!

Adult All-Levels Taiko
Sundays, 1:00-3:00 PM
June 27 - August 29, 2021 (9 sessions)
Cost: $180

Please note, we will continue to monitor CDC and local guidelines to help provide a safe space for learning, and are currently limiting registration to those age 16 and up who have been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

Summer Festivals Return

Summer festivals are also returning! Several events have been announced, with additional performances in the works. More details to follow!

Gateway Dragon Boat Festival
Saturday, August 14 - 9:00 AM
Creve Coeur Lake Park
3725 Marine Ave., Maryland Heights, MO
After a two-year pause, the popular Dragon Boat festival returns with August with music, food, and family-friendly activities.

Missouri Botanical Garden Japanese Festival
Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6
Missouri Botanical Garden
4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO
Missouri Botanical Garden has recently announced the return of its popular summer festivals, including the Japanese Festival, happening over Labor Day weekend. In addition to the opening ceremony, we will be performing multiple times throughout the weekend. Check back for performance details!

Japanese Fall Festival
Friday, September 10 - Sunday, September 12
Springfield Sister Cities will be celebrating its 25th annual Japanese Fall Festival this year! The schedule of events is being determined, so check back for more details.
We are a non-profit group that performs the art of taiko around the St. Louis area and the world.
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