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:


Join us online for some upcoming July Events!

We would like to share some upcoming online performances and workshops in the latter half of July! Please spread the word, and join us if you are able!

This masked crew will play on July 20 for Musical Mondays!

Monday, July 20
Musical Mondays
9:30 am
Japan Foundation Los Angeles
LIVE broadcast from Honolulu featuring
Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific (Kenny Endo, Chizuko Endo, Sho’on Shibata, Elizabeth Mager)

Just go to JFLA’s Facebook page ( (You don’t need to have a Facebook account, just click the link above.)
*If you miss it, you can find it later on JF LA’s FB or our YouTube channel.

Friday, July 24
10:00 am
“The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii
Presented by AARP (American Association of Retired Persons)
JOIN the webinar:
Password: 431311

Friday, July 24
1 pm (Hawaii time); 4 pm (Pacific time)
Part II of a 2-part series class on ASL (American Sign Language) for TAIKO
Join nationally certified interpreter Inga Park-Okuna as she introduces American Sign Language useful to the taiko instructor.
Fee: $20 or donation (2 day course = $30)
ZOOM Register at:

Thursday, July 30
6:30 pm
“The Art of Taiko,” a lecture/demonstration by Kenny Endo and Taiko Center of the Pacific
ZOOM Broadcast by Outreach College, University of Hawaii
Presented by Manoa Public Library
For information about the performance visit, or call 808-956-8246.