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!

PLEASE NOTE! 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 NON-REFUNDABLE.


2 Hour Intro Workshop


Tuition: $25

It's a great chance to get a taste of taiko in a low pressure, fun environment.

During the two hour Intro to Taiko Workshop, students will be introduced to the history, basic stance and hitting, and oral learning tradition of taiko.

No experience necessary!

You can also give the gift of taiko - Gift Certificates Available.

Saturday - FEB 21, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Jennifer Weir

Additional classes are available for students interested in continuing their taiko studies. Recommended for 13 years and older. We look forward to having you in class!



The nine week 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).

SUNDAYS: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Chiaki O'Brien
Tuition: $180

JAN: 11 - 18 - 25
FEB: 1 - 8 - 15 - 22
MAR: 1 - 8