TCP classes for Sunday, August 26 “AS USUAL”

TCP classes will be held as usual on Sunday, August 26.  (CONFIRMED 12:30 pm  Saturday 8.25).    Much Aloha to all those who were severely affected by “Hurricane Lane.”


ALL TCP Taiko Classes & Rehearsals scheduled for Thursday 8.23 have been CANCELLED

Due to impending “Hurricane Lane,” ALL TCP taiko classes & rehearsals scheduled  for Thursday August 23, 2018 have been CANCELLED.  Summer Session II Thursday classes will meet only TWICE on August 30 and September 6. If you have already paid tuition, you will be refunded for the cancelled classes.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please TAKE CARE and BE SAFE!!!

Hurricane Lane Updates:

ALL TCP Classes are scheduled to take place as usual on Sunday, August 26. However, this situation will be reassessed on Saturday, August 25.  Please check back for updates around 2 pm on Saturday. Thank you for your kokua! Stay SAFE everyone!!!


TCP’s Summer Session II resumes on Sunday, August 12th with all our regular classes. PLUS “Minyo (Japanese folk) Shamisen”

August 12 – September 6 (4 weeks)                                                                                                  Thursday classes will meet August 23, 30, Sept 6 ONLY   (3 weeks) (NO class on 8.16)

Register now at:

The Summer Taiko (and Shamisen) Intensives in Hawaii was AWESOME!!!!

Taiko Center of the Pacific’s 16th Annual Summer Taiko Intensives
July 30-August 3  – FIVE DAYS of TAIKO in HAWAII with a stellar cast of instructors!  Discounts for 3 or more courses ends May 2. Register Now!



MAHALO to all STI 2018 Participants who came from Near and Far! 





A big MAHALO to our sponsors!

Youth Scholarships

Taiko Center of the Pacific is excited to be able to offer FOUR 50% OFF Youth Scholarships for Sho’on Shibata’s Double Beta-Uchi course at this year’s Summer Taiko Intensive. These scholarships were made possible thanks to the generous support of the Dr. Ric Fund for Education, Arts and Culture of the Hawai’i Community Foundation!

To apply, please fill out the application and email it to



PACIFIC CROSSING, a concert celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the “Gannenmono,” the first immigrants of Japanese descent to Hawaii in 1863 was a amazing success!  KUDOS to the Artists for their heartfelt input into creating a wonderful work of performance art honoring the “Gannenmono.”