Taiko drumming is a dynamic, modern art form born in Japan after World War II. It has now evolved into its own unique style in North America. Combining driving rhythms and movements inspired by martial arts, taiko (which means “big drum” in Japanese) is a joyful and expressive way to experience Japanese American culture, move your body, and have a great time!

All Mu Performing Arts taiko classes are taught by current Mu Daiko members and take place in a fun, supportive environment. All classes are held at the Mu Performing Arts Studio. Please contact Cathie VanDanacker (cathie@muperformingarts.org) if you have any questions!

CLASS CANCELLATIONS: While every effort will be made to avoid a class cancellation due to hazardous weather or instructor illness/emergency, tuition for cancelled classes as well as student absences are NONREFUNDABLE.

The Introductory Class is geared for students ages 13 years and older interested in a formal introduction to taiko. Students will be introduced to the history, kata (form) and oral learning tradition. Students will learn 2-3 songs and will be eligible to progress to Level 1 (with instructor's approval).

FALL 2014

SUNDAYS: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Chiaki O'Brien
SEP: 7 - 14 - 28 (No Class on 21st)
OCT: 5 - 12 - 19 - 26
NOV: 2 - 9

We look forward to having you in class!