Summer Session II ONLINE Classes August 2-30, 2020

Taiko Center of the Pacific continues to offer classes ONLINE through Summer Session I – July 6 – August 2. Class schedule is as found below. We hope you will consider joining us from anywhere across the globe!


Family Taiko, Youth Beginning I Taiko, Youth Beginning II Taiko, Youth Intermediate Taiko, Youth Performing Group Trainees, Youth Performing Group, Adult Beginning I Taiko


Adult Beginning I Taiko “Nice & Easy,” Adult Intermediate Taiko


Adult Beginning II Taiko, “Drills for Skills”

Virtual Hands-On Taiko Workshop for AARP Friday July 31st 10 am

No experience necessary. Please prepare:

–a hitting surface (drum, drumpad, chair covered with a towel, firm pillow, bed, pillow, OR bucket/trashcan turned upside down, etc.)

–drumsticks (taiko sticks, pair of sticks, pair of wooden spoons, pair of long wooden chopsticks, magazine drumsticks (as demonstrated on 7.24)

–wear comfortable clothing and have a bottle of water nearby

FREE. To Register, visit:

ZOOM link will be sent to you upon registration.

Kenny Endo & TCP Live Stream, Th 7.30 6:30 pm (HI)

Outreach College and Manoa Public Library present

Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific TONIGHT!  ZOOM Live Stream from Kaimuki, Honolulu, HI. Thursday, July 30, 2020 6:30 pm (Hawaii time);  9:30 pm (PT); 10:30 PM (MT); 12:30 AM (ET);5:30 AM on Friday 7.31 (London time); 6:30 AM on Friday 7.31 (Germany time) 13:30 PM on Friday 7.31 (Tokyo time)

Endo will be presenting his contemporary compositions tonight featuring taiko, bamboo flute, keyboard, percussion, and hula.

BIG DRUM: Taiko in the US

Friday Jul 24, 2020 
3:00 PM Hawaii;  6:00 PM (PT);  9:00 PM (ET)Japanese American National Museum Digital Film Fest

“Big Drum” Taiko in the US Q&A 15th Anniversary of the film.

A one hour conversation with curator Sojin Kim and Kenny Endo  (Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble), Kay Fukumoto  (Maui Taiko), Teddy Yoshikami (Soh Daiko), PJ Hirabayashi  (Taiko Peace), and others…

Tune in here for the program: