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!

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.



This 8 session 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 classes with instructor's approval.
Participants in this session will have the option to show off what they learned with a performance at Mu's annual student recital, Passing The Beat, July 11-12, 2015


Sundays, 9:00am - 11:30am
Chiaki O'Brien
Tuition: $200

JUL: 19 - 26
AUG: 2 - 16 - 23 - 30 (No Class Aug 9th)


Sundays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chiaki O'Brien
Tuition: $200

APR: 19
MAY: 3 - 10 - 24 - 31
JUN: 21 - 28
JUL: 5
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