Beginner Sessions

Our next class is a level 2 session for people who took our January class or who have other previous taiko experience.

(Stay tuned for our next beginner session coming later this year!)

Our level 2 class starts Sunday, March 10.

About the Class

Over the course of the four-week series, you will learn basic movements and techniques used to play taiko.

Each week, we will do some calisthenics and drills, work on improving skills, and learn some simple taiko repertoire.

Drumsticks will be provided, as will earplugs (although you’re welcome to bring your own if you have some).

This class is for people who’ve attended a previous beginner workshop. Contact us if you have questions.

Dates and times:

The class runs four weeks on Sundays, starting March 10 and finishing April 4, 2019. We’re skipping March 31 (because we’ll be out of town performing at the Sakura Taiko Takeover in Washington DC!)

1:30-3:00 PM each week

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Sunday, March 17
  • Sunday, March 24
    (no class March 31)
  • Sunday, April 7


Classes are held at the Pittsburgh Taiko studio in Bellevue, PA:
2 North Balph Avenue
Bellevue, PA 15201

Note: The studio is on the second floor; you will have to climb stairs to get to the class.


Registration for the four-week course is $40 for community members, $25 for students (9th grade and up), and $20 for JASP members.

Click here to register.

What to Wear and Bring

    • Taiko are loud, and we’ll be in an enclosed space, so we highly recommend wearing earplugs. (Don’t worry if you don’t have any – we have some disposable/reusable ones available for you.)
    • Playing taiko is a physical activity, so please wear something comfortable in which you can easily move around, and in which you don’t mind sweating.
      • We suggest bringing a water bottle; you can refill it in the building if you run out.
    • We practice barefoot, or in clean shoes or grippy yoga socks. As close to barefoot as possible is best!

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email us: pitt.taiko [a]

The official website of Pittsburgh Taiko