Taiko Lessons for Adults

Our Adult Taiko education programs can take you from “never played before” to apprenticeship.

Ask about Yakudo Gift Certificates – good towards Taiko Classes or Workshops yakudo@yakudo.com

Upcoming Classes

We are now accepting registrations for our regular weekly Taiko classes! These classes will take place from January to December 2015, and will be taught by the senior and most experienced members of our team.

Date: Every Tuesday (NO CLASS: March 17, June 30, September 8)
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: $150/2 months, $400/6 months, $750/year

Sign up here.
Questions? Email us at education@yakudo.com


The Masterclass Series

Yakudo is offering a special series of Masterclass Workshops at Yakudo Studio, every month starting in April.  These workshops will focus on different aspects of Taiko: technique, styles, playing in an ensemble, musicality and performance. The workshops will be taught by the senior and most experienced members of our team, whom are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and talent. These workshops are designed for all levels of taiko experience including no prior experience. Learning and playing taiko is fun and rewarding for everyone! 





Michelle Shimozato Head Instructor – Kodaiko Class, Founding Member – Board of Directors

  • Yakudo & Yakudo Traditional Japanese Drummers: 15 yrs
    • One of the founding members of Yakudo Traditional Japanese Drummers (2000) and Not-for-Profit Incorporation (2003)
    • Performer; 8 yrs
    • Director: 1 yr




Masterclass Workshop 9: Fundamentals of Taiko

Learn the basics and fundamentals of taiko playing which will start you on your journey if you are interested in continuing with Yakudo’s regular weekly taiko classes and training starting in 2015!
Instructor: Michelle Shimozato

Sunday December 14, 2014 4:45 – 6:15 pm
$55 contact education@yakudo.com to register

“If the whole wide world had a heartbeat, it would sound like Taiko!….(it’s) the most fun I’ve ever had hitting something with sticks.”
– Ed Leung

“…great teachers with such enthusiasm and energy; very obviously dedicated to the art of Taiko and to passing on the skill and traditions to the students. The class itself always went by far too quickly…it was so easy to get caught up with the drumming, and always fun.”
– Dr. Jane Toyota

“Thanks so much for the last ten Monday evenings and allowing me the opportunity to play your precious drums at the dojo. I found the experience humbling, invigorating and enlightening. You all teach with a wonderful, refreshing positive spirit.”
– Hugo von Levetzow

Email education@yakudo.com for more information and to register for the workshop and classes.





























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