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Training and Workshop

Tsukasa Taiko, one of the leading taiko (Japanese drumming) ensembles in the Midwestern United States, has as its mission to preserve and to protect, and most importantly, to pass on the traditional concepts of taiko as a cultural legacy through direct lineage. We offer year-round instruction in taiko (Japanese drumming) and provides training and performance opportunities. Professional personnel provides instruction during weekly sessions for skill levels ranging from beginner/elementary children’s sessions all the way to professional performance unit rehearsal/training. While utilizing these concepts to expand and evolve the taiko form in collaborative efforts with prominent music artists, Tsukasa Taiko remains aesthetically the most traditional taiko group in the Midwest. The long-established art form from Japanese culture is artistically woven into the group’s contemporary performances for an enriched representation of taiko today. The ensembles are rooted in the community but are enhanced by professional artists lending their talent and expertise for dynamic performances.

Instead of holding “classes,” we treat our pedagogical structure as training sessions that follow a more intuitive and traditional methodology of passing down traditional folk arts. Please check back in early March for new training and workshop schedule, which will be updated after the move into our new building. 

Upcoming Beginner Workshop

If you are interested in Tsukasa Taiko and have general inquiries, specific questions and/or requests, please contact us at tsukasataiko@gmail.com.