Beginner Class starts April 24

Come learn taiko with us! Our next 4-week beginner session starts April 24, 2022.

When: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays:
Sunday, April 24
Sunday, May 1
Sunday, May 8
Sunday, May 15

Where: 2 North Balph St., Bellevue (15202), second floor*

What to expect

Each lesson will include:

  • Calisthenics and other exercises to get your body ready to play
  • Lessons on how to stand and how to hit
  • Drills to learn and improve your taiko skills
  • Learning some simple taiko repertoire

Please wear comfortable clothing. Be prepared to remove your shoes to enter the studio – we practice barefoot or in clean/indoor-only shoes. Grippy yoga socks or slipper socks with grip are fine too.

A bottle of water is nice to have. You should wear earplugs in the studio; we have disposable reusable ones available.

We provide drums and drumsticks (bachi).

These classes are designed for adults; older kids (13+) are welcome with a parent or guardian.

Covid safety 

When you register for class, you must agree to follow our COVID-19 safety guidelines. These include: 

  • Students must be fully vaccinated
  • Everyone must wear a mask while in the building, including during class
  • Don’t attend if you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19

More details: COVID-19 Safety 

The good news: 

  • Our studio has an air filter and we can open the studio windows if the weather allows
  • We can offer a remote Zoom connection to class if you have to skip one

Ready to sign up? 

Register at the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania website:

* You must be able to climb stairs to access the studio

The official website of Pittsburgh Taiko