TCP Summer Taiko Intensives-Aug 28-Sept 1 (5 days) – SAVE the DATE!

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Special guest instructors Kyosuke Suzuki from the Wakayama Shachu of TokyoHalla Huhm Foundation’s Mary-Jo Freshly (Korean chango” sling drum), Sean Shibata (Fukuoka), and Kenny Endo!


Kyosuke Suzuki (Tokyo) – shime daiko, fue, Kagura Mai
Sean Shibata (Fukuoka) – festival music of Japan
Mary-Jo Freshly (Honolulu) – Korean chango (predecessor to the sling drum/katsugi drum)
Kenny Endo (Honolulu) – odaiko

5 days of intensive study in Hawaii’s Taiko Center of the Pacific


August 28 – September 1 (M-F)

NEW!! Class Time CHANGES & New Class

Please be advised that class times have changed for the following two classes:

Adult Beginning I “Nice & Easy” – Mondays 6-6:55 pm
Adult Intermediate Mondays – Mondays 7-7:55 pm

NEW CLASS starting Spring Session II – Sundays 4-4:55 pm

Matsuri Bayashi Ensemble (Japanese Festival Drumming)


Diversify your taiko experience by learning how to play Japanese festival music! As a folk art, there is less emphasis on form and more on expression and learning how to play well together. Taught by TCP Fellow, Sean Shibata, who has extensive experience researching Matsuri Bayashi in Japan.

Our Instructor Yeeman Mui on ThinkTech Hawaii

Our instructor Yeeman Mui “ManMan” was recently interviewed by ThinkTech Hawaii. She talked about her parent-child taiko program (Taiko Tots and Family Taiko) at TCP and also her philosophy and approach for taiko education. Videos and photos of Taiko Tots were featured in the video too. Be sure to check it out!

We are two months away from our annual student recital Bonenkai, still not too late to join our taiko classes in Fall Session II and perform with us at this wonderful end of the year party!

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