Summer Session I ONLINE Classes July 6 – August 2

These are challenging times for everyone….from covid19, an economic recession, police brutality, BLM movement, all the while trying to maintain healthy minds and bodies. We hope you are all staying safe and as healthy as can be.

Taiko Center of the Pacific will continue to offer classes ONLINE through Summer Session I – July 6 – August 2. Class schedule will remain the same as Spring Session III (see post below). Those who have continued to participate in the online classes during Spring Session III have found continued camaraderie, shared time to workout, and exercises to improve technique and be creative. We hope you will consider joining us from anywhere across the globe!

2019 photos of some of TCP’s lovely students, courtesy of Donna Ho

CONGRATULATIONS to our YG Graduates!


Taylor Kong, Cailee Sasano, and Kaycee Nakashima!
Our awesome YG grads! They are too awesome!

This has been a particularly challenging time for the world over, but you persevered and achieved your academic goals.  We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!  You’ve inspired many with your talent, discipline, and good character.  Best Wishes to you in all your future endeavors!

SPRING III – ONLINE Classes May 3-June 29 NEW!!!

On April 22, Honolulu Mayor Caldwell extended the “stay at home” order through the end of May 2020 with modifications. As WMS is closed through the end of May, TCP taiko classes will be offered ONLINE during Spring III. NOTE: Spring III dates have been REVISED to: May 3-June 29 (8 lessons with NO classes on May 24 and 25 (Sunday & Monday of Memorial Day weekend).

Students who opted to roll Spring II tuition to Spring III do NOT need to RE-enroll as you will be automatically registered for Spring III. Thank you for your kokua!

NEW students around the globe are invited to join us!

Changes in Class Schedule:

Drills for Skills! a NEW class will be offered on Thursdays 6:30 pm

Katsugi Okedo is returning on Tuesdays at 6 pm

Adult Beginning I Tuesdays will be merged with the Sunday Adult Beginning I class at 1 pm.

Japanese Festival Music will be postponed until further notice

(2019 Bonenkai Photos Courtesy of Ronen Zilberman)

REGISTERED STUDENTS who would like to rent a practice tire & stand OR a dojo practice drum & stand should contact:

FULL SCHEDULE – Spring Session III May 3 – June 29 (8 weeks)

Taiko Tots – Sundays 3-3:40 pm ($120)

Family Taiko – Sundays 1-1:55 pm ($150)

(Photos Courtesy of Ronen Zilberman)

Taiko classes…Spring II & III

Aloha all! We hope this message finds you safe and well in light of the world wide Covid-19 situation we are experiencing. It is a challenging time for all of us but the safety and health of all is of the utmost concern.

All current students should have been notified by email but the remainder of Spring II, which was scheduled to RESTART on Sunday April 5, has been cancelled. Students can either get a refund for the cancelled weeks, or credit for Spring Session III. Many students have chosen to donate to TCP and we appreciate that very much.

As a result of the recent on-line survey that we conducted, Spring Session III has been rescheduled to May 3–June 4 and will be a 5 week session. We are considering on-line alternative options should we be unable to have live in-person classes. FYI: Some classes will be offering trial on-line classes over the next 2 weeks.

Until then…..please stay safe. Be strong. Take care of yourselves and your loved ones. We hope this pandemic will subside sooner than later.

Please enjoy the following videos:

Taiko Center of the Pacific performs “Tatsumaki” by Hiroshi Tanaka on New Year’s Day 2020 at Ala Moana Centerstage.

Kenny Endo Ensemble performed in Istanbul, Turkey in 2018.

TCP ReSkinning Slide Show

by Ronen Zilberman, published on HONOLULU CIVIL BEAT

February 7, 2020

TCP’s reskinning normally happens once a year for our students’ practice drums. This year, it took place over two weekends in Kaneohe. Thank you Ronen and Honolulu Civil Beat.

Stretching the Skin………………….Photo by Elizabeth Mager
Forming the skins……….. Photo by Elizabeth Mager