Learn To Play Taiko

Taiko drumming is a vigorous full body workout so please wear loose comfortable clothes and bring water! We begin each class with warm ups, stretching and some calisthenics. Then on to the basic taiko stances, body movement and proper stick work.  We then learn basic rhythms and techniques, and finally Kumidaiko, or group ensemble songs. Come join us!

All levels are welcome, as we will practice in smaller groups appropriate to your experience.

Please contact us for a free trial lesson. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

What you will need:

Comfortable workout clothes


A smile and ready to hit a drum and have fun


First class is free!

The practice sessions cost $10.00 per session or $40.00 per month.

All Akaoni Daiko members also need to join the Valley Japanese Community Center which is $40.00 per family annually.

Date and Time:

We generally meet every Sunday

Beginners class: 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Advanced class: 4:30-6:00pm

Valley Japanese Community Center
8850 Lankershim Blvd 

Sun Valley, CA 91352

Call to confirm as we might adjust the practice time.

Call: Michael Naishtut at (323) 578-39 Thirty Two