Sakura Sunday, 2022. Photo credit: Jen Chiappardi

Learn how to play Japanese taiko drums! Beginner classes and workshops are open to adults regardless of age, musical background, or performing experience. In fact, no experience is necessary!

Taiko Tasters

Periodically, we offer you a chance to experience the joy of taiko during a 2-hour, hands-on workshop. Watch this page for information on our next Taiko Taster!

For further information, contact Cathi at

Taiko for Beginners

We have resumed our Fundamentals of Taiko classes, for players both beginners and experienced players. We start with the basics of taiko (forms, stances, strikes, etc.), learning different rhythms and patterns, and ultimately combine these skills in a group performance. No prior experience necessary and all equipment is provided. Children 12 and over are also welcome with parental supervision.

Classes are on Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9pm, and the cost is $80/per month. All classes take place at KyoDaiko’s dojo, in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia.

Contact for more information on how to register. We hope to see you there!