Beginner Sessions

Want to play? Join us for a beginner class!

Our next four-week beginner session starts Sunday, August 18.

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 beginner series is designed for adults and students in high school or older.

No experience is necessary!

Dates and times:

The class runs four weeks on Sundays, from August 18 through September 8, 2019.

1:30-3:00 PM each week

  • Sunday, August 18, 2019
  • Sunday, August 24
  • Sunday, September 1
  • Sunday, September 8


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 contact us at pitt.taiko [a]

Thanks, and we hope to see you there!

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