Look who we met on Friday at Pitt’s coming-of-age day ceremony!
Don’t miss out! We will close registration for our 4-week beginner session (starting Sunday 1/13) at the end of this week – or earlier if we hit our class size limit. So if you’re looking to learn to play these awesome drums, make sure to preregister!
Details are here. Follow the link to the JASP website to sign up.
Hope you can join us!
Start the new year with a new hobby – join our four-week beginner session this January!
The four-week class will teach you the basics of playing taiko. We provide all equipment and no prior experience is necessary!
Read details here and use the link to preregister through the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.
Our next public performance will be December 2 at the Pitt Nationality Rooms holiday open house.
We’ll kick off the music and dance program at Noon. (UPDATED – an earlier version of the post said 1 pm, that’s wrong.) There are a lot of performances so we only have 12-12:15 to play; don’t be late!
Come join us for the great food and tours of specially decorated classrooms celebrating cultures all over the globe.
Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1966463520100695/
Pittsburgh Taiko will head out to North Park Lake for a day of racing and fun at the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Festival on Sunday, September 30. This free event features food, performances, crafts, and best of all, dragon boat races!
Look for our performance between 12:40 and 1.
Pittsburgh Taiko will join CMU’s Japanese Student Association in their annual Matsuri event on Tuesday, April 10.
Pittsburgh Taiko is performing at 7 pm, but come early to enjoy Japanese food, games, and a full program of performers. The event runs 3:30-8:00 pm in Wiegand Gymnasium in the Cohon University Center at CMU.
Matsuri is a fundraiser for Minato school, which was destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
More details here: https://cmujsa.com/matsuri/
Our next four-week class starts Saturday, March 31 at Winchester Thurston school in Shadyside.
This class is for anyone who wants to learn a new musical skill, needs a unique workout, or just wants to find out what it’s like to hit those big drums! It’s designed for adults and older teens (high school and up), and no previous musical experience is needed.
Register at the link on our workshops page. The page also has more information about what to wear and bring, and what to expect.
On Sunday March 25, Pittsburgh Taiko travels to Washington, DC to join our taiko friends from across the mid-Atlantic in a six-hour taiko festival!
Meet us on stage at the Tidal Basin. We will perform between 4 and 5 p.m., but you shouldn’t miss any of the fun. We’re looking forward to seeing great performances from The Genki Spark, Kizuna, Triangle Taiko, Odaiko New England, Kyo Daiko, Nen Daiko, and others!
We’ll be performing November 4 at Tree Pittsburgh’s annual Gingko Fest! Join us in Highland Park under the gingko trees. We perform at 2:00. https://www.treepittsburgh.org/event/pittsburgh-ginkgo-fest-tree-sale/
We will be hosting a four-week beginner class July 1-22!
Get a taste for taiko and learn the basics in four Saturday afternoon sessions at Winchester Thurston School.
Dates and times:
- Saturday, July 1, 2017, 1:30-3:00 pm
Saturday, July 8, 1:30 -3:00 pm
Saturday, July 15 1:30-3:00 pm
Saturday, July 22, 4:30-6:00 pm
Read our beginner workshops page for more details!